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Springer Series in Synergetics

Instabilities and Chaos in Quantum Optics

Editors: Arecchi, F.Tito, Harrison, Robert G. (Eds.)

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Of the variety of nonlinear dynamical systems that exhibit deterministic chaos optical systems both lasers and passive devices provide nearly ideal systems for quantitative investigation due to their simplicity both in construction and in the mathematics that describes them. In view of their growing technical application the understanding, control and possible exploitation of sources of instability in these systems has considerable practical importance. The aim of this volume is to provide a comprehensive coverage of the current understanding of optical instabilities through a series of reviews by leading researchers in the field. The book comprises nine chapters, five on active (laser) systems and four on passive optically bistable systems. Instabilities and chaos in single- (and multi-) mode lasers with homogeneously and broadened gain media are presented and the influence of an injected signal, loss modulation and also feedback of laser output on this behaviour is treated. Both electrically excited and optically pumped gas lasers are considered, and an analysis of dynamical instabilities in the emission from free electron lasers are presented. Instabilities in passive optically bistable systems include a detailed analysis of the global bifurcations and chaos in which transverse effects are accounted for. Experimental verification of degenerative pulsations and chaos in intrinsic bistable systems is described for various optical feedback systems in which atomic and molecular gases and semiconductors are used as the nonlinear media. Results for a hybrid bistable optical system are significant in providing an important test of current understanding of the dynamical behaviour of passive bistable systems.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-7

    Arecchi, F. T. (et al.)

  • Instabilities and Chaos in Single-Mode Homogeneous Line Lasers

    Pages 9-48

    Arecchi, F. T.

  • Experimental Measurements of Transitions to Pulsations and Chaos in a Single Mode, Unidirectional Ring Laser with an Inhomogeneously-Broadened Medium

    Pages 49-71

    Abraham, N. B. (et al.)

  • Single- and Multi-Mode Operation of a Laser with an Injected Signal

    Pages 73-108

    Bandy, D. K. (et al.)

  • Experimental Observations of Single Mode Laser Instabilities in Optically Pumped Molecular Lasers

    Pages 109-121

    Biswas, D. J. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Instabilities and Chaos in Quantum Optics
Editors
  • F.Tito Arecchi
  • Robert G. Harrison
Series Title
Springer Series in Synergetics
Series Volume
34
Copyright
1987
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-71708-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-71708-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-71710-9
Series ISSN
0172-7389
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 254
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