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WTA dynamics in large aperture active cavity with saturable absorber
Author(s): Vladimir Yu. Bazhenov; Victor B. Taranenko; Mikhail V. Vasnetsov
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Paper Abstract

Winner-takes-all dynamical behavior of transverse structure in a large aperture dye laser with intracavity saturable absorber on bacteriorhodopsin controlled by bleaching and coloring external beams is demonstrated both theoretically and experimentally. As a result of mode competitive interactions in the multistable dye laser the strongest component of multimode structure incoherently initiated by uniform external bleaching beam suppresses the rest modes and the final stage of transverse structure evolution is the single-mode regime of operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1806, Optical Computing, (12 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147825
Show Author Affiliations
Vladimir Yu. Bazhenov, Institute of Physics (Ukraine)
Victor B. Taranenko, Institute of Physics (Ukraine)
Mikhail V. Vasnetsov, Institute of Physics (Ukraine)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1806:
Optical Computing

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