A general analysis of line center, homogeneously broadened three-level systems is reported which provides both a mathematical and a physical explanation of the dynamic instabilities leading to chaos in emission from these systems. The results obtained are incorporated in a mode analysis of a unidirectional single-mode laser oscillator to determine the dc and oscillatory output characteristics of this laser and the conditions under which emission becomes unstable. Topologically distinct chaotic motions associated with different limit cycle behaviors are identified.
|Title of host publication||Instabilities and Chaos in Quantum Optics II|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Plenum Publishing Corporation|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 1988|