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Mathematical studies of coupled lasers
Author(s): Thomas Erneux; Rachel Kuske; Thomas W. Carr
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Paper Abstract

New asymptotic approximations of the equations modeling the stability of two coupled lasers are investigated. We show that instabilities leading to intensity oscillations are possible. We discuss the validity of each approximation and the mechanisms leading to these instabilities. For two coupled solid state lasers, an instability occurs when the frequency detuning surpasses a critical value and the difference between the phases of the laser fields is forced to be unbounded in time. For two coupled semiconductor lasers, it is the strong coupling between the phase and the laser intensity that is the mechanism leading to period doubling instabilities.

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Date Published: 29 April 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2792, Laser Optics '95: Nonlinear Dynamics in Lasers, (29 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239184
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas Erneux, Univ. Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
Rachel Kuske, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Thomas W. Carr, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


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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