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Spatio-temporal instabilities in two optical devices: linear analysis
Author(s): M. Pe Berre; A. S. Patrascu; Elisabeth Ressayre; Andree A. Tallet
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Paper Abstract

The instability threshold characteristics are investigated for two different optical devices, the ring cavity and the feedback mirror, with passive weakly absorbing two-level atoms cell. The linear stability analysis of the ring cavity predicts emission of several conical shells, depending on the optical arrangement and the buffer gas pressure. In the case of pure vapor, each conical shell has its own frequency. All the cones display the same frequency in the case of large buffer gas pressure. The feedback mirror device displays very different instability characteristics, with only one frequency emitted along a unique cone, in agreement with the experiment. The self-oscillation is shown to be controlled by the reflectivity properties of the cell, which behaves at threshold as a mixture of ordinary mirror and phase conjugate mirror

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 1992
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1840, Transverse Patterns in Nonlinear Optics, (16 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131799
Show Author Affiliations
M. Pe Berre, Lab. de Photophysique Moleculaire/CNRS (France)
A. S. Patrascu, Lab. de Photophysique Moleculaire/CNRS (France)
Elisabeth Ressayre, Lab. de Photophysique Moleculaire/CNRS (France)
Andree A. Tallet, Lab. de Photophysique Moleculaire/CNRS (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1840:
Transverse Patterns in Nonlinear Optics

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