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Lasing without inversion in a polymer optical nonlinear system
Author(s): Tingwan Wu; Yunjun Yu; Wenbo Huang
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Paper Abstract

This paper studies the characteristics of the nonlinear optical system in a model, which may be considered as that containing conjugate polymer, such as polydiacetylense. The dynamic equations are established through the approach of density matrix elements. The parameter conditions of laser and lasing without inversion (LWI) are discussed and the thresholds of pumping and probing fields to produce LWI are determined. The nonlinear susceptibility of the system is deduced from the density matrix equations and the forced oscillation model of laser and bistability is used to study the bi- or multi-stability of the system under lasing, or inversion without lasing (IWL) and LWI conditions. The results indicate that to realize OB or OM output in IWL or LWI situation, there must be some additional conditions on the relaxation and transition rates, also the critical output light intensity. Finally, theoretical analysis and numerical computing show that there exists unstable critical point of second kind phase transition, in such tri-stable state.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4279, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices III, (15 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.429387
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Tingwan Wu, South China Univ. of Technology (China)
Yunjun Yu, South China Univ. of Technology (China)
Wenbo Huang, South China Univ. of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4279:
Organic Photonic Materials and Devices III
Bernard Kippelen; Donal D. C. Bradley, Editor(s)

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