Advisor

Lee W. Casperson

Date of Award

1992

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering

Physical Description

1 online resource (95 p.)

Subjects

Lasers -- Stability -- Mathematical models

DOI

10.15760/etd.6095

Abstract

The stability criteria for single-mode standing-wave laser oscillators in the strongly homogeneously broadened limit are reported for the first time. Two types of stability criteria are presented. The first type, called type 1, corresponds to the minimum value of threshold parameter for which an infinitesimal perturbation away from steady state grows into an oscillatory solution. Another type of stability criteria, called type 2, corresponds to the minimum value of threshold parameter for which large amplitude oscillatory solutions do not decay to the steady state solution. Undamped pulsations in single mode strongly homogeneously broadened standing-wave laser oscillators are found to occur at a much higher excitation level than that of ring-laser oscillators with the same type of line broadening. The effect of detuning on stability criteria is also investigated. We discovered that detuning tends to raise the type 1 instability threshold and to decrease the type 2 instability threshold.

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