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SUBHARMONIC BIFURCATION AND CHAOS IN A PERIODICALLY MODULATED CO-MGF2 LASER

Abstract:
We have investigated the nonlinear dynamics of a single longitudinal mode Co:MgF2 laser by modulating the pump laser intensity. We measured frequency- and time-domain intensity as a function of the modulation frequency and amplitude, and observed a series of subharmonic bifurcations and chaotic behavior. The main features of this behavior are found to be displayed by the coupled nonlinear rate equations for a four-level laser with time-dependent gain. © 1989 The American Physical Society.
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10.1103/PhysRevA.39.5455

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Journal:
PHYSICAL REVIEW A
Volume:
39
Issue:
10
Pages:
5455-5458
Publication date:
1989-05-15
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ISSN:
1050-2947
URN:
uuid:0443ff4c-c2ed-4ee3-988a-174d21190859
Source identifiers:
24914
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pubs:24914
Language:
English

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