1 December 1993 Cascade laser dynamics
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Abstract
The behavior of a cascade laser in which two fields are simultaneously amplified is theoretically investigated. Each field is coupled with one of the transitions of a ladder three- level atomic or molecular system in conditions of homogeneous broadening. Steady-state as well as dynamic solutions are considered. Cooperative emission of both fields is found in steady state regime. Single-field solutions can loose stability through two different types of Hopf bifurcations. One of them can appear below the Lorenz-Haken second laser threshold, and the `bad cavity' condition is not necessarily required. In the unstable regimes transitions to chaos via the quasiperiodicity road are found. The influence of cavity detuning and the passage from cascade to two-photon laser are considered.
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Ramon Alavedra Vilaseca, Ramon Alavedra Vilaseca, G. J. de Valcarcel, G. J. de Valcarcel, Victor Espinosa, Victor Espinosa, Eugenio Roldan, Eugenio Roldan, } "Cascade laser dynamics", Proc. SPIE 2039, Chaos in Optics, (1 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.164765; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.164765
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