Analysis of the 2D complex Ginzburg-Landau Equation using Singular Value Decomposition
Keywords:Nonlinear Optics, Optical Solitons
The cubic-quintic Ginzburg-Landau equation (CQGLE) governs the dynamics of solitons in lasers and many optical systems. Using data obtained from the simulations of the CQGLE, we performed a singular value decomposition (SVD) to create a low dimensional model that qualitatively predicts the stability of the solitons as a function of the energy gain constant. It was found both in the full simulations and in the low dimensional model that the soliton becomes unstable when the gain exceeds a certain threshold value. Both the low dimensional model and the full simulation demonstrated the same qualitative behavior when the soliton loses stability.