Coherently pumped three level lasers are known to have a considerably rich dynamics arising due to field induced modification of the gain and dispersion of the active medium [1,2]. Here we establish analytical expressions for the output characteristics for arbitrary pump depletion and use them to describe the laser characteristics in some limiting cases. In particular we find 1) conditions for sustained Rabi oscillations and 2) bistable behaviour for both pump and generated emission for large pump depletion where both the pump and emission form a mode of the laser cavity.
|Title of host publication||Coherence and Quantum Optics VI|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the Sixth Rochester Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics held at the University of Rochester, June 26–28, 1989|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1989|