B9: Collective phenomena in laser networks with nonidentical units
Prof. Dr. Kathy Lüdge
The aim of the project is to study the nonlinear dynamics of delay-coupled lasers forming a complex network of nonidentical units, thereby exploring new frontiers in signal processing. Considering large optical laser networks, e.g. integrated on a chip, opens innovative paths for novel applications. The goal is to understand occurring bifurcation scenarios in an all-to-all coupled laser network and to predict stable patterns like synchronization, chimera states, or multi-cluster solutions. Furthermore, we will break new grounds in designing unconventional computational approaches such as machine learning based reservoir computing.