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Modeling of bistable operation of lasers with nonlinear absorber
Author(s): Adam Kujawski; Pawel Szczepanski; Lena Wosinska
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Paper Abstract

An approximate method of the modeling of nonlinear operation of the segment laser containing saturable absorber is presented. An analytical condition for the bistable operation as a function of the system parameters is derived beyond mean field approximation. The influence of the output mirror reflectivity, the linear losses, the saturable losses, the ratio of the active medium length to the saturable loss medium length on hysteresis loop is investigated. The results are compared to the predictions of the exact solutions, and they are found to be in qualitative agreement as well as in good quantitative agreement.

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Date Published: 15 April 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1780, Lens and Optical Systems Design, (15 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.142848
Show Author Affiliations
Adam Kujawski, Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland)
Pawel Szczepanski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Lena Wosinska, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1780:
Lens and Optical Systems Design

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