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Title: Self-organization of pulsing and bursting in a CO{sub 2} laser with opto-electronic feedback

We report a detailed investigation of the stability of a CO{sub 2} laser with feedback as described by a six-dimensional rate-equations model which provides satisfactory agreement between numerical and experimental results. We focus on experimentally accessible parameters, like bias voltage, feedback gain, and the bandwidth of the feedback loop. The impact of decay rates and parameters controlling cavity losses are also investigated as well as control planes which imply changes of the laser physical medium. For several parameter combinations, we report stability diagrams detailing how laser spiking and bursting is organized over extended intervals. Laser pulsations are shown to emerge organized in several hitherto unseen regular and irregular phases and to exhibit a much richer and complex range of behaviors than described thus far. A significant observation is that qualitatively similar organization of laser spiking and bursting can be obtained by tuning rather distinct control parameters, suggesting the existence of unexpected symmetries in the laser control space.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [4] ;
  1. Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, 58051-970 João Pessoa (Brazil)
  2. (Brazil)
  3. (Portugal)
  4. (Italy)
  5. Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Largo E. Fermi 6, Firenze (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22402574
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Chaos (Woodbury, N. Y.); Journal Volume: 25; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS; CONTROL; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; LASER CAVITIES; NUMERICAL DATA; OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES; PULSATIONS; PULSES; REACTION KINETICS; STABILITY; SYMMETRY; TUNING