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Using Modulation Response to Determine Dynamical Parameters and Appropriate Models for Single-Mode Lasers

  • J. Y. Gao
  • Z. H. Zhang
  • N. B. Abraham
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Abstract

The modulation of parameters of single-mode and multimode lasers has frequently been used to generate giant “Q-switched” pulses. This modulation is particularly effective when it is matched to the damped relaxation oscillation frequency (or when it is a slightly lower value to match the longer periodicity of the giant pulses) [1]. The nonlinear response of a CO2 laser to modulation was used by Arecchi and coworkers in one of the earliest studies of optical chaos [2]. Further experiments have been performed with cavity loss, gain, and cavity length modulation in CO2 lasers [3–6], primarily for the study of nonlinear dynamics (period doublings, chaos, crises, etc.).

Keywords

Cavity Loss Sinusoidal Modulation Bryn Mawr Giant Pulse Multimode Laser 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Y. Gao
    • 1
  • Z. H. Zhang
    • 1
  • N. B. Abraham
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsJilin UniversityChangchun, JilinChina
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsBryn Mawr CollegeBryn MawrUSA

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