Applied Physics B

, Volume 81, Issue 7, pp 989–992 | Cite as

Delayed pulse dynamics in single mode class B lasers

  • B. Ségard
  • P. Glorieux
  • T. ErneuxEmail author


Single slow–fast intensity pulses are generated by quickly increasing the pump from a below to an above threshold value during a finite time interval. Under particular conditions, a pulse appears after the pump perturbation has ended and with a significant delay. We demonstrate that this delayed pulse is not a classical turn-on pulse and that it verifies unusual properties. Experimental and numerical observations of the amplitude and the delay of these pulses are compared quantitatively and indicate that they emerge from zero at a bifurcation point.


Pump Power Intensity Pulse Pulse Solution Fast Pulse Gain Switching 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Atomes et Molécules, CERLAUniversité des Sciences et Technologies de LilleVilleneuve d’AscqFrance
  2. 2.Optique Nonlinéaire ThéoriqueUniversité Libre de BruxellesBruxellesBelgium

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