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Spontaneous polarization symmetry breaking in gas lasers and its observation possibilities
Author(s): Alexander P. Voitovich; Alexander M. Kul'minskii; Yu. V. Loiko; Valerii N. Severikov
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Paper Abstract

The theoretical model which describes nonlinear laser dynamics taking into account the vectorial character of generated field has been analyzed. The parameter region in which spontaneous polarization symmetry breaking is possible for such nonlinear system has been found. In this region two different polarized states are stable, i.e. bistability takes place in it. Such bistability can be named as undetermined one inasmuch as the evolution of this system from noise to one of two possible stable states is determined by the process of spontaneous emission and is not predicted in each single case. Spontaneous mirror symmetry breaking up to full chiral purity is typical for the system under consideration, it is a property that differentiates living things from inorganic nature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2792, Laser Optics '95: Nonlinear Dynamics in Lasers, (29 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239169
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander P. Voitovich, Institute of Molecular and Atomic Physics (Belarus)
Alexander M. Kul'minskii, Institute of Molecular and Atomic Physics (Belarus)
Yu. V. Loiko, Institute of Molecular and Atomic Physics (Belarus)
Valerii N. Severikov, Institute of Molecular and Atomic Physics (Belarus)

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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