The origin of stabilities and chaos in Raman lasers  so far remains unexplained. In this report we give a clear physical and mathematical mechanism for such behaviour, the results of which are in excellent agreement with earlier experimental results. We establish a mathematical similarity between the equations describing a single mode Raman laser and those of the Haken/Lorenz model for a detuned two level laser. The physical mechanisms of lasing are, however, quite distinct since Raman emission involves a two-photon process between levels for which a population inversion is not required.
|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||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1989|