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Noise effects in intrinsic laser polarization switching

Year: 2008

Authors: Al Naimee K., Leyva I, Marino I.P., Meucci R., Arecchi F.T.

Autors Affiliation: CNR-Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata, Largo Enrico Fermi 6, 50125 Florence, Italy;
Physics Department, College of Science, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq ;
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, c/Tulipán s/n, 28933 Móstoles, Madrid, Spain;
Physics Department, University of Florence, Italy

Abstract: A quasi-isotropic CO(2) laser near the resonant condition can present bistability in the polarization state, with spontaneous flips between two orthogonal linear polarization eigenmodes. In this work, we explore the role of the pump and noise on the polarization dynamics, showing a transition from stable to bistable states and the presence of coherent resonance.

Journal/Review: PHYSICAL REVIEW A

Volume: 77 (6)      Pages from: 063803  to: 063803

KeyWords: Lasers; Optical bistability; Pulsed laser deposition, American Physical Society (APS); Bi stable; Bi-stability; CO2- lasers; Coherent resonance (CR); Eigen-modes; laser polarization; Linear (LP) polarization; noise effects; Polarization dynamics; Polarization state (PS); Resonant conditions; Transition (Jel Classifications:E52 ,E41 ,E31), Polarization
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.77.063803

Citations: 5
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