Loss-induced transverse effects in lasers

Oscar G. Calderón, Víctor M. Pérez-Garcí, Joceline Lega, J. M. Guerra

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We analyze the effect of losses on transverse patterns of a single longitudinal mode laser. In particular, we find a diffusion term which predicts the existence of a diffusive cutoff in the transverse spectrum. The linear stability analysis of the non-lasing solution shows that the detuning value (Δ = 0), that separates the two types of solutions above threshold, shifts to a positive value, which is important for lasers with a high polarization dephasing rate (γ) such as Class B lasers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-321
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number4-6
StatePublished - Nov 15 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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