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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 2 — Jan. 24, 2005
  • pp: 358–370

Burst synchronization in two thin-slice solid-state lasers incoherently coupled face to face

Takayuki Ohtomo, Yoshihiko Miyasaka, Kenju Otsuka, Akane Okamoto, and Jing-Yuan Ko  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 2, pp. 358-370 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.000358


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Abstract

We studied the dynamic behavior of laser-diode-pumped nonidentical thin-slice solid-state lasers, coupled face to face, with orthogonally polarized emissions. When such an incoherent mutual optical coupling was introduced, the coupled lasers exhibited slow fluctuations of transverse-mode patterns, and isolated lasers exhibited stable transversemode-patterns. When one laser exhibited nonorthogonal multi-transverse-mode operations without coupling, simultaneous random bursts of chaotic relaxation oscillations took place in both lasers over time with coupling. A plausible physical interpretation is proposed in terms of the simultaneous excitation of chaotic relaxation oscillations in both lasers through resonances that stem from interference-induced modulation of one laser at a swept beat frequency of the fluctuating nonorthogonal mode pair. Observed instabilities were well reproduced by numerical simulation of the model equation.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in

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History
Original Manuscript: November 17, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2004
Published: January 24, 2005

Citation
Takayuki Ohtomo, Yoshihiko Miyasaka, Kenju Otsuka, Akane Okamoto, and Jing-Yuan Ko, "Burst synchronization in two thin-slice solid-state lasers incoherently coupled face to face," Opt. Express 13, 358-370 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-2-358


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