Complex spontaneous-pulsation phenomena have been reported in xenon lasers operating at 3.51-μm wavelength, and a theoretical explanation for these effects has been given. However, the published models contain various simplifications and have so far yielded only qualitative agreement with xenon-laser experiments. Reported here is a more rigorous analytical model, which for the first time provides quantitative agreement with experimental observations. This model should also find direct application in interpreting or predicting the behavior of other spontaneously pulsing laser systems.
© 1985 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 25, 1984
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 1984
Published: January 1, 1985
Lee W. Casperson, "Spontaneous coherent pulsations in ring-laser oscillators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 62-72 (1985)