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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2003
  • pp: 325–327

Deterministic chaos in a diode-pumped NdYAG laser passively Q switched by a Cr 4+: YAG crystal

D. Y. Tang, S. P. Ng, L. J. Qin, and X. L. Meng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 5, pp. 325-327 (2003)

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We report the experimental observation and numerical simulation of deterministic chaos in a diode-pumped Nd:YAG solid-state laser that is passively Q switched by a Cr4+: YAG crystal saturable absorber. We show that apart from the stable Q-switched operation the laser can also exhibit complicated nonlinear dynamics, including the period-doubling route to chaos and periodic windows.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

D. Y. Tang, S. P. Ng, L. J. Qin, and X. L. Meng, "Deterministic chaos in a diode-pumped NdYAG laser passively Q switched by a Cr 4+: YAG crystal," Opt. Lett. 28, 325-327 (2003)

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