Chaos in Laser Systems

  • Junji Ohtsubo
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 111)


Laser is theoretically described by three differential equations for field, polarization of matter, and population inversion. In this chapter, we derive the differential rate equations for general lasers based on the semi-classical method and prove that laser is the same system as that of Lorenz. However, whether an actual laser shows instability or not depends on the scales of the time constants involved in the rate equations. We present the classifications of lasers from the stability and instability points of view.


Chaotic System Linear Stability Analysis Ring Resonator Population Inversion Chaotic Oscillation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringShizuoka UniversityHamamatsu, ShizuokaJapan

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