Absorptive bistability in coherently pumped three level lasers

Weiping Lu, J S Uppal, R. G. Harrison

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A resonantly pumped three level laser system has been analysed including pump depletion where it is shown that under appropriate conditions of pumping, the output emission results in a bistable action in their steady state behaviour. A combined action of nonlinear distortion of gain at pump frequency and a large amount of feedback are shown to be responsible for the absorptive bistable behaviour. © 1990.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-397
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 1990


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