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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2001
  • pp: 536–538

Pulsations induced by quantum interference in a microchip solid-state laser operating on a Λ transiton

Kenju Otsuka, Jing-Yuan Ko, Shin-ichi Higashihara, and Jyh-Long Chern  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 8, pp. 536-538 (2001)

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Self-induced pulsations that are associated with atomic interference have been found in a laser-diode-pumped LiNdP4O12 microchip laser with an intracavity KTP frequency-doubling crystal operating in a Λ scheme. The instability and peculiar pulsations that were observed have been verified by a linear stability analysis and numerical simulation of two-mode laser equations, including nonlinear absorptions of a purely quantum nature and spontaneous-emission noise.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(270.3100) Quantum optics : Instabilities and chaos

Kenju Otsuka, Jing-Yuan Ko, Shin-ichi Higashihara, and Jyh-Long Chern, "Pulsations induced by quantum interference in a microchip solid-state laser operating on a Λ transiton," Opt. Lett. 26, 536-538 (2001)

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