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Polarization chaos in optically pumped lasers
Author(s): A. Kul'minskii; Carles Serrat; Ramon Alavedra Vilaseca; Ramon Corbalan
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Paper Abstract

We have carried out a series of numerical experiments on the dynamic behavior of optically pumped J equals 0 yields J equals 1 yields J equals 0 lasers operating with isotropic ring cavities and linearly polarized pump fields in the following conditions: (1) fixed linear polarization of the pump beam and applied axial magnetic field; (2) sinusoidal modulation of the pump polarization direction. Among rich dynamics, we report the first observation of polarization chaos in the laser output in both cases. In case (1) the laser polarization is linear but its orientation changes chaotically; in case (2) chaotic evolution of the ellipticity is also found.

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Date Published: 5 February 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2730, Second Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics, (5 February 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.231132
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A. Kul'minskii, Univ. Politecnica de Cataluna (Spain)
Carles Serrat, Univ. Politecnica de Cataluna (Spain)
Ramon Alavedra Vilaseca, Univ. Politecnica de Cataluna (Spain)
Ramon Corbalan, Univ. Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2730:
Second Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics
Daniel Malacara-Hernandez; Sofia E. Acosta-Ortiz; Ramon Rodriguez-Vera; Zacarias Malacara; Arquimedes A. Morales, Editor(s)

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