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Instabilities And Chaotic Emission Of Far-Infrared NH3-Lasers
Author(s): C O Weiss
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Paper Abstract

We have used optically pumped NH3-far-infrared lasers to investigate self-pulsing in-stabilities and transition to chaotic emission, theoretically predicted to occur for homogeneously broadened lasers high above threshold when the 3 characteristic times of the laser: decay time of population, polarization, and field, are of comparable magnitude. We have observed pulsing instabilities and chaotic emission from these systems for the first time and find qualitative agreement with the laser dynamics predicted from the simplest laser model (Lorenz equations).

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1986
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0667, Optical Chaos, (14 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938841
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C O Weiss, Phys.-Techn. Bundesanstalt (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0667:
Optical Chaos
Neal Broadus Abraham; Jacek Chrostowski, Editor(s)

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