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New insights into the influence of light polarization on the dynamics of optically pumped lasers
Author(s): Ramon Corbalan; Ramon Alavedra Vilaseca; Montserrat Arjona; Jaume Pujol Ramo; Eugenio Roldan; G. J. de Valcarcel
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Paper Abstract

The dynamics of an optically pumped single mode laser with pump and laser fields with either parallel or crossed linear polarizations and a homogeneously broadened four-level medium is theoretically investigated in detail. Numerical simulations reveal dramatically different dynamic behaviors for these two polarization configurations. The analysis of the model equations allows us to find the physical origin of both behaviors. In particular, the Lorenz-type dynamics exhibited by the orthogonal configuration arises from the lack of coherent effects in spite of the optical pumping.

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Date Published: 6 July 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2099, Nonlinear Dynamics in Lasers and Optical Systems, (6 July 1994);
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Ramon Corbalan, Univ. Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Ramon Alavedra Vilaseca, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Montserrat Arjona, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Jaume Pujol Ramo, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Eugenio Roldan, Univ. de Valencia (Spain)
G. J. de Valcarcel, Univ. Politecnica de Valencia (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2099:
Nonlinear Dynamics in Lasers and Optical Systems
Neal Broadus Abraham; Leonid A. Melnikov; Anatoly N. Oraevsky; Yakov I. Khanin, Editor(s)

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