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5 February 1996 Polarization chaos in optically pumped lasers
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Proceedings Volume 2730, Second Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics; (1996)
Event: Second Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics, 1995, Guanajuato, Mexico
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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A. Kul'minskii, Carles Serrat, Ramon Alavedra Vilaseca, and Ramon Corbalan "Polarization chaos in optically pumped lasers", Proc. SPIE 2730, Second Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics, (5 February 1996);

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