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Revista mexicana de física E

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Rev. mex. fís. E vol.58 n.2 México Dec. 2012




Experimental study of the dynamics of a diode-pumped Nd: YVO4 laser under periodic modulation of losses


V.J. Pinto Robledoa, G. Lopeza, Y. M. Espinosaa, A.N. Pisarchika, R. Jaimes Reáteguib, and V, Aboitesa


a Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, Loma del Bosque 115, León Gto., 37100 México. e-mail:

b Universidad de Guadalajara, Centro Universitario de los Lagos, Av. Enrique Díaz de León s/n Paseos de la montaña Lagos de Moreno Jal. 47460 México.


Recibido el 17 de octubre de 2011;
aceptado el 9 de noviembre de 2012.



With the aim of developing experiments for teaching dynamics of complex systems and stabilization methods in lasers, we study the dynamics of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser under periodic loss modulation produced with an acousto-optic modulator and a function generator. Our goal is stabilization of the laser oscillations in a chosen dynamical state. The results obtained with the rate-equation model for different modulation schemes are in a good agreement with the experiments.

Keywords: Chaos on lasers; laser dynamics; Nd:YVO4 lasers.


PACS: 05.45.Gg; 95.10.Fh; 42.65.SF





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