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Self-Pulsing Instabilities and Chaos in a Single-Mode Inhomogeneously Broadened, Fabry-Perot Laser

  • R. S. Gioggia
  • N. B. Abraham
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Abstract

Single-mode inhomogeneously-broadened lasers have been the subject of intense study since the discovery by Casperson [1] of instabilities in the output of dc-excited xenon gas lasers using the 3.51 um transition. Experimental work and progress in understanding these instabilities [1–6] has been paralleled by a rapid development of theoretical models [1,7–13] including various forms of stability analyses [11,12] and the beginnings of dynamical modelling [10,13] as well. Reported here are systematic measurements of laser output characteristics for a Fabry-Perot 3.51 lab xenon laser operated under pressures and currents suitable for single-mode self-pulsing.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. S. Gioggia
    • 1
  • N. B. Abraham
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsBryn Mawr CollegeBryn MawrUSA

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