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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 9, Iss. 9 — Oct. 22, 2001
  • pp: 428–435

Kinetics of a solid-state laser with polarizable saturable absorber

D. Mayorga-Cruz and I.V. Mel’nikov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 9, Issue 9, pp. 428-435 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.9.000428


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Abstract

In this work we present a numerical study of a three-level laser containing a polarizable saturable absorber inside the cavity. This model allows us to study the kinetics of solid-state lasers in a general form. The stability of Q-switching regime is analyzed by means of numerical solution of rate equations; and main results of our analysis let us suggest that under certain conditions, the laser may pass from unstable relaxation oscillations to a stable CW operation by changing the mutual orientation of the absorber and polarizer, or by choosing the pump level.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos

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Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: August 28, 2001
Published: October 22, 2001

Citation
Darwin Mayorga-Cruz and Igor Melnikov, "Kinetics of a solid-state laser with polarizable saturable absorber," Opt. Express 9, 428-435 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-9-9-428


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