The nonlinear dynamics of a four-mirror Kerr-lens mode-locked laser is investigated. It is shown that the mode-locking regime contains the windows of nonregular behavior. Theoretical predictions are confirmed by numerical experiments based on the fluctuation model.
© 1997 Optical Society of America
V. L. Kalashnikov, I. G. Poloyko, V. P. Mikhailov, and D. von der Linde, "Regular, quasi-periodic, and chaotic behavior in continuous-wave solid-state Kerr-lens mode-locked lasers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 2691-2695 (1997)