Local bifurcations of a three-level optically pumped laser

W. Forysiak, R. G. Harrison, J. V. Moloney

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We report on a linear-stability analysis of a three-level, resonantly optically pumped, homogeneously broadened, single-mode laser. We identify the relatively simple nature of the local bifurcations on the nonlasing branch comprising pitchfork, Hopf, and codimension-2 bifurcations. Their use is demonstrated in identifying regions of parameter space in which we may expect steady, periodic, and more complex dynamical behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-423
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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