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Chaos in a good-cavity single-mode dye laser due to turbulent dye flow.

Authors
  • Chyba, T H
  • Gage, E C
  • Ghosh, R
  • Lett, P
  • Mandel, L
  • McMackin, I
Type
Published Article
Journal
Optics letters
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1987
Volume
12
Issue
6
Pages
422–424
Identifiers
PMID: 19741752
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Experimental results are presented that demonstrate that the light intensity of a good-cavity single-mode standing-wave dye laser can exhibit chaotic behavior. The governing attractor is of dimensionality 6.5 and entropy 50 kbits/sec. An examination of the pump-laser beam before and after its interaction with the dye indicates that the chaos is probably due to the turbulent flow of dye within the dye cell. This interpretation is confirmed by the absence of chaos in two similar dye lasers that use a dye jet rather than a dye cell.

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