Control Raman Amplifier Stability Analysis Lotka-Volterra
We consider the boundary control problem to stabilize the power of a signal and a pump propagating down a Raman amplifier. This is essentially an initial-boundary value problem (IBVP) of a hyperbolic system with Lotka-Volterra type nonlinearities. We treat the system as a control problem with states in the function space and use Lyapunov-based analysis to demonstrate asymptotic stability in the C_0 and the L_2-sense. The stability conditions are derived for closed-loop systems with a proportional controller and a dynamic controller, and confirmed by simulations in MATLAB.