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Theoretical analysis of multimode instability in a laser with a saturable absorber
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Two coupled complex Ginzburg-Landau equations are derived to described multimode operations of a ring unidirectional laser with a saturable absorber near the lasing threshold. We show that unlike a laser without absorber this laser can exhibit in low-intensity domain the Benjamin-Feir instability which is known to lead to very complicated behaviors including chaotic ones.

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Date Published: 6 July 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2099, Nonlinear Dynamics in Lasers and Optical Systems, (6 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.179634
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Andrei G. Vladimirov, St. Petersburg State Univ. (Russia)

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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