Bistable and sustained oscillatory behaviour of coherently pumped three level c.w. laser

J S Uppal, Weiping Lu, Robert Graham Harrison

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoherence and Quantum Optics VI
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Sixth Rochester Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics held at the University of Rochester, June 26–28, 1989
PublisherSpringer
Pages1171-1176
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4613-0847-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4612-8112-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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    Uppal, J. S., Lu, W., & Harrison, R. G. (1989). Bistable and sustained oscillatory behaviour of coherently pumped three level c.w. laser. In Coherence and Quantum Optics VI: Proceedings of the Sixth Rochester Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics held at the University of Rochester, June 26–28, 1989 (pp. 1171-1176). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-0847-8_211