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General Adiabatic Elimination Procedure For Lasers With Slow Relaxation Of Population Inversion
Author(s): Gian-Luca Oppo; Antonio Politi
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Paper Abstract

An improved adiabatic elimination procedure, based on center manifold theory, is used to determine a two-dimensional flow which describes a large class of lasers characterized by slow relaxation of the population inversion. A detailed analysis of this model shows a) a quasi-conservative motion in a Toda potential, b) Haken second threshold for the expected parameter values, c) undamped oscillations in agreement with the Lorenz equations and d) a more accurate description of the relaxation processes than the usual rate equations. The relevance of the model to experiments is also briefly discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0667, Optical Chaos, (14 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938876
Show Author Affiliations
Gian-Luca Oppo, University of Toronto (Canada)
Antonio Politi, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0667:
Optical Chaos
Neal Broadus Abraham; Jacek Chrostowski, Editor(s)

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