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Temporal, spectral, polarization, and spatial behaviors in laser dynamics
Author(s): Neal Broadus Abraham; Yakov I. Khanin
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Paper Abstract

Nonlinear dynamics in lasers affects the selection of stable steady states, the response to fluctuations, spontaneous dynamical pulsations, the selection and stability of spatial patterns, and the erratic evolution which is sometimes termed chaotic or turbulent. This invited overview reviews some recent examples of these phenomena, indicating how methods of dynamical analysis can help to explain complicated behaviors.

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Date Published: 29 April 1996
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2792, Laser Optics '95: Nonlinear Dynamics in Lasers, (29 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239161
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Neal Broadus Abraham, Bryn Mawr College (United States)
Yakov I. Khanin, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2792:
Laser Optics '95: Nonlinear Dynamics in Lasers
Neal Broadus Abraham; Yakov I. Khanin, Editor(s)

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