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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1985
  • pp: 137–140

Observation of instabilities and chaos in optically pumped far-infrared lasers

C. O. Weiss  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 137-140 (1985)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.2.000137


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Abstract

A short discussion of the properties of far-infrared (FIR) lasers shows that these are suitable systems to observe instabilities and chaos. Experiments on 15NH3 FIR waveguide lasers show a single-mode self-pulsing instability and period doubling. A CH2F2 Fabry-Perot resonator laser shows the same single-mode self-pulsing, period-doubling, and chaotic emission. The experiments are done at relatively high pressure, at which inhomogeneous broadening can occur only through the ac-Stark effect. Qualitatively, the observations agree with theoretical model calculations.

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C. O. Weiss, "Observation of instabilities and chaos in optically pumped far-infrared lasers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 137-140 (1985)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-2-1-137


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