Longitudinal mode multistability in Ring and Fabry-Perot lasers: the effect of spatial hole burning

Perez-Serrano, A., Javaloyes, J. and Balle, S. (2011) Longitudinal mode multistability in Ring and Fabry-Perot lasers: the effect of spatial hole burning. Optics Express, 19(4), pp. 3284-3289. (doi: 10.1364/OE.19.003284)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.003284

Abstract

We theoretically discuss the impact of the cavity configuration on the possible longitudinal mode multistability in homogeneously broadened lasers. Our analysis is based on the most general form of a Travelling-Wave Model for which we present a method that allows us to evaluate the monochromatic solutions as well as their eigenvalue spectrum. We find, in agreement with recent experimental reports, that multistability is more easily reached in Ring than in Fabry-Perot cavities which we attribute to the different amount of Spatial-Hole Burning in each configuration.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Javaloyes, Dr Julien
Authors: Perez-Serrano, A., Javaloyes, J., and Balle, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Optics Express
Publisher:Optical Society of America
ISSN:1094-4087
ISSN (Online):1094-4087
Published Online:04 February 2011

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