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Change of transverse mode structure and undamped spiking in solid state laser
Author(s): Konstantin P. Komarov
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Paper Abstract

The analysis of the free generation dynamics of solid-state lasers with an intracavity Kerr nonlinear element is presented. Nonlinear diffraction losses, which result from self-focusing and defocusing of intracavity radiation, have been determined. The stability of stationary operation has been investigated. It is shown, that in the case of the fast defocusing nonlinearity index the resulting instability can also produce undamped spikes of intensity as in the case of focusing nonlinearity. Main peculiarities of operation regimes are determined.

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Date Published: 29 April 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2792, Laser Optics '95: Nonlinear Dynamics in Lasers, (29 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239176
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Konstantin P. Komarov, Institute of Automation and Electrometry (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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