Amplitude instabilities of transverse traveling waves in lasers

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Abstract

A new class of amplitude instabilities severely restricts the stability domain of the transverse patterns in a laser that takes the form of a continuum of waves traveling transverse to the laser axis. Linear stability analyses and numerical solution of the laser equations reveal that one of the instabilities, which should be manifest in a broad range of contexts for which traveling waves are the preferred pattern, results in the death of the traveling wave and its replacement by a wave traveling in the opposite direction which exhibits novel transient and asymptotic behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1705-1708
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume71
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

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Amplitude instabilities of transverse traveling waves in lasers. / Feng, Q.; Moloney, Jerome V; Newell, Alan C.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 71, No. 11, 1993, p. 1705-1708.

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