Accession Number:

ADA232633

Title:

A New Asymptotic Theory for the Periodically Forced Laser

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-02-19

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Sustained relaxation oscillations and irregular spiking have been observed in many periodically modulated lasers. These observations have been substantiated numerically by recent studies of the laser rate equations. In this paper, we propose a new asymptotic analysis of the laser equations which assumes that the laser oscillations correspond to relaxation oscillations. We identify a large parameter and construct these periodic solutions using perturbation techniques. We obtain the equations for the Poincare map and determine the first period doubling bifurcation.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE