Gain-feedback approach to optical instabilities in sodium vapor

Galina Khitrova, J. F. Valley, H. M. Gibbs

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Abstract

The gain-feedback approach to lasing and optical instabilities has been applied to sodium vapor driven by a nearly resonant intense field. The observed lasing frequencies agree with the two-beam-coupling gain curve calculated for a Doppler-broadened two-level medium. Rayleigh-gain lasing is seen for no external cavity with use of counterpropagating beams, and Raman-gain lasing is seen in a ring cavity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1126-1129
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume60
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988

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Gain-feedback approach to optical instabilities in sodium vapor. / Khitrova, Galina; Valley, J. F.; Gibbs, H. M.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 60, No. 12, 1988, p. 1126-1129.

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Khitrova, Galina ; Valley, J. F. ; Gibbs, H. M. / Gain-feedback approach to optical instabilities in sodium vapor. In: Physical Review Letters. 1988 ; Vol. 60, No. 12. pp. 1126-1129.
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