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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2004
  • pp: 2112–2116

Transition from laser-off to laser-on through on–off intermittency in a gain-modulated CO2 laser

Geo-Su Yim, Young-Jai Park, Chil-Min Kim, and Yeon-Soo Kim  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 2112-2116 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.21.002112


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Abstract

We observe the route from laser-off to laser-on in a CO2 laser. On the route, on–off intermittency appears, which is caused by discharge instability near the laser threshold. By analyzing the probability distribution of a laminar phase near the onset of the intermittency, we confirm that what we have observed is on–off intermittency. We reproduce the intermittency through a numerical simulation of the laser rate equations.

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OCIS Codes
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(140.3470) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, carbon dioxide

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Geo-Su Yim, Young-Jai Park, Chil-Min Kim, and Yeon-Soo Kim, "Transition from laser-off to laser-on through on–off intermittency in a gain-modulated CO2 laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 2112-2116 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-21-12-2112

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