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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 4 — Feb. 14, 2011
  • pp: 3284–3289

Longitudinal mode multistability in Ring and Fabry-Pérot lasers: the effect of spatial hole burning

A. Pérez-Serrano, J. Javaloyes, and S. Balle  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 3284-3289 (2011)

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We theoretically discuss the impact of the cavity configuration on the possible longitudinal mode multistability in homogeneously broadened lasers. Our analysis is based on the most general form of a Travelling-Wave Model for which we present a method that allows us to evaluate the monochromatic solutions as well as their eigenvalue spectrum. We find, in agreement with recent experimental reports, that multistability is more easily reached in Ring than in Fabry-Pérot cavities which we attribute to the different amount of Spatial-Hole Burning in each configuration.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 18, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 23, 2010
Published: February 4, 2011

A. Pérez-Serrano, J. Javaloyes, and S. Balle, "Longitudinal mode multistability in Ring and Fabry-Pérot lasers: the effect of spatial hole burning," Opt. Express 19, 3284-3289 (2011)

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