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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1512–1520

Laser instabilities in a Gaussian cavity mode with Gaussian pump profile

J. F. Urchueguı́a, G. J. de Valcárcel, and Eugenio Roldán  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 5, pp. 1512-1520 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.15.001512


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Abstract

We analytically demonstrate that both single-mode and multimode instabilities may occur in a Gaussian-cavity-mode laser model with Gaussian pump profile. As a necessary condition, the ratio of the beam waist to the pump waist must exceed a given limiting value, which depends on the population decay rate. For an infinitely concentrated pump the plane-wave model instability thresholds are recovered, and there exists an optimum value of the waists ratio for which the second laser threshold is minimum.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos

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J. F. Urchueguía, G. J. de Valcárcel, and Eugenio Roldán, "Laser instabilities in a Gaussian cavity mode with Gaussian pump profile," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 1512-1520 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-15-5-1512


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