Influence of noise on the quasi-homoclinic behavior of a laser with saturable absorber

D. Hennequin, F. de Tomasi, L. Frozoni, B. Zambon, E. Arimondo

Opt. Commun. 70 253-258 (1989)

The influence of noise on a laser with saturable absorber is investigated. In particular, the effect of an external added noise on the return time fluctuations and on the hesitation regime is studied. Numerical simulations based on a model with three-levels in the amplifier and four-levels in the absorber lead to an interpretation of of these behaviors.