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Polarized optical feedback and noise effects on CO2 laser polarization dynamics: spatial and temporal behavior

Year: 2010

Authors: Meucci R., Al-Naimee K., Arecchi F.T.

Autors Affiliation: CNR Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, 50125 Firenze, Italy;
Univ Baghdad, Coll Sci, Dept Phys, Baghdad, Iraq
Univ Florence, Dept Phys, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy

Abstract: We present the role of the discharge current and noise on the polarization dynamics in the CO2 laser, showing a transition from stable to bistable states and the presence of coherent resonance. We also explore the role of an optical feedback to achieve polarization stabilization or alternation between first-order transverse modes.

Journal/Review: JOURNAL OF MODERN OPTICS

Volume: 57 (18)      Pages from: 1687  to: 1694

More Information: The authors acknowledge Ente CR-Firenze for partial financial support.
DOI: 10.1080/09500340.2010.508135

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