Abstract

Dynamical instability, chaotic pulsations, and generalized bistability have been observed in a laser-diode-pumped microchip Nd:YAG laser operating in a double transition scheme in which lasing occurs on two transitions with overlapping gain profiles, F3/242I11/243 and F3/241I11/242, and simultaneously involves excited Nd atoms from different sublevels of the upper manifold. The modeling of the experimental results requires rate equations that include cross-gain coupling among oscillating modes that belong to different transitions whose population inversion densities are determined by the Boltzmann distribution.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

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