Influence of light polarization on the dynamics of optically pumped lasers

M. Arjona, R. Corbalan, F. Laguarta, J. Pujol, R. Vilaseca

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Abstract

The dynamic behavior of a coherently pumped ring laser with a homogeneously broadened four-level medium is analyzed theoretically, considering linearly polarized pump and generated laser beams. The laser is shown to be much more stable when these polarizations are parallel than when they are orthogonal. In the latter case the instability pump threshold can be as low as four times the first laser threshold, and the laser dynamics shows Lorenz-type features. © 1990 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6559-6562
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume41
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990

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