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Polarization effects in the dynamics of optically pumped lasers
Author(s): Alexander M. 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 J=0 yields J=1 yields J=0 lasers optically pumped by a linearly polarized laser field and operating either: (1) with a strongly anisotropic cavity yielding fixed linear laser field polarization at any angle (theta) with that of the pump beam, or (2) with an isotropic cavity and an axial magnetic field. In the first case (1) we show that by changing (theta) the steady-states experience a smooth monotonic variation, but the dynamic states undergo a complex sequence of bifurcations. In case (2) we find that the laser field is always linearly polarized, but for some parameter settings we report the first observation that the plane of polarization together with the laser intensity change chaotically.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2792, Laser Optics '95: Nonlinear Dynamics in Lasers, (29 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239166
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander M. Kul'minskii, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Carles Serrat, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Ramon Alavedra Vilaseca, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Ramon Corbalan, Univ. Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2792:
Laser Optics '95: Nonlinear Dynamics in Lasers
Neal Broadus Abraham; Yakov I. Khanin, Editor(s)

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