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Opt Lett. 2003 Mar 1;28(5):325-7.

Deterministic chaos in a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser passively Q switched by a Cr4+:YAG crystal.

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School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798. edytang@ntu.edu.sg

Abstract

We report the experimental observation and numerical simulation of deterministic chaos in a diode-pumped Nd:YAG solid-state laser that is passively Q switched by a Cr4+:YAG crystal saturable absorber. We show that apart from the stable Q-switched operation the laser can also exhibit complicated nonlinear dynamics, including the period-doubling route to chaos and periodic windows.

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