Swift-Hohenberg Equation for Lasers

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Pattern formation in large aspect ratio, single longitudinal mode, two-level lasers with flat end reflectors, operating near peak gain, is shown to be described by a complex Swift-Hohenberg equation for class A and C lasers and by a complex Swift-Hohenberg equation coupled to a mean flow for the case of a class B laser.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2978-2981
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number22
StatePublished - 1994

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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