Control of chaos in a CO2 laser with modulated losses

Year: 1994

Authors: Meucci R., Ciofini M., Arecchi F.T., Gadomski W.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy

Abstract: Controlling chaos represents one of the most interesting and challenging programs in the field of nonlinear dynamics. In the past few years different methods have been proposed based on (1) the determination of the stable and unstable directions in the Poincare section, (2) on a self-controlling feedback procedure and (3) on the introduction of small perturbations. In this paper, accordingly to method (3), we show that a small parametric perturbation stabilizes the chaotic behavior of a CO2 laser with modulated losses.

Conference title: 5th European Quantum Electronics Conference

More Information: Sponsors: EPS-Quantum Electronics and Optics Division; IEEE; Optical Society of America
KeyWords: Chaos theory; Data recording; Light modulation; Mathematical models; Perturbation techniques; Resonance; Spurious signal noise; Stabilization; Stroboscopes; System stability; Voltage control, Bifurcations; Laser intensity; Parametric perturbation; Stroboscopic recording, Carbon dioxide lasers