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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 8 — Apr. 19, 2004
  • pp: 1759–1768

Period doubling and deterministic chaos in continuously pumped regenerative amplifiers

Jochen Dörring, Alexander Killi, Uwe Morgner, Alexander Lang, Max Lederer, and Daniel Kopf  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 8, pp. 1759-1768 (2004)

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Multi-energy and chaotic pulse energy output from a continuously pumped regenerative amplifier is observed for dumping rates around the inverse upper state lifetime of the gain medium. The relevant regimes of operation are analyzed numerically and experimentally in a diode-pumped Yb:glass regenerative amplifier. The boundaries between stable and unstable pulsing are identified and stability criteria in dependence on the amplifier gate length and pump power are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 2, 2004
Revised Manuscript: April 8, 2004
Published: April 19, 2004

Jochen Dörring, Alexander Killi, Uwe Morgner, Alexander Lang, Max Lederer, and Daniel Kopf, "Period doubling and deterministic chaos in continuously pumped regenerative amplifiers," Opt. Express 12, 1759-1768 (2004)

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