Origin of chaotic relaxation oscillations in an optically pumped molecular laser

J. V. Moloney, J S Uppal, R. G. Harrison

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Abstract

We show that pump-induced modifications to the gain and dispersion profiles can induce a weak side-band modulation which acts as a driving term to sustain chaotic relaxation oscillations in a single-mode, resonant, optically pumped molecular laser. Our study suggests that a careful two- or more-parameter unfolding of higher-codimension bifurcations should lead to a wealth of nonlinear dynamical behavior within easy access of current experiments. © 1987 The American Physical Society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2868-2871
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume59
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987

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