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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2868-2871
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume59
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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