Theoretical analysis of instabilities in optically pumped molecular lasers

S C Mehendale, R. G. Harrison

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Results of a theoretical investigation of instabilities in a resonant, coherently pumped, homogeneously broadened three-level system are presented. It is found that the behaviour of this system is significantly different and apparently much less complex than that of an incoherently pumped two-level system under similar conditions. In the absence of pump-field induced Rabi splitting, the emission is stable even when relative excitation is very high while presence of such splitting is found to lead only to regular pulsations. © 1986.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-260
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 1986


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