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Intrinsic Dynamical Instability in Optical Bistability with Two-Level Atoms

Orozco, L. A. and Rosenberger, A. T. and Kimble, H. J. (1984) Intrinsic Dynamical Instability in Optical Bistability with Two-Level Atoms. Physical Review Letters, 53 (27). pp. 2547-2551. ISSN 0031-9007.

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Self-pulsing instability is reported in an experiment in which two-level atoms couple to a single mode of a traveling-wave resonator to produce optical bistability. The threshold for the onset of oscillation together with the characteristics of the dynamical state are described. The self-pulsing instability observed is the analog in an absorbing system of the single-mode laser instability.

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Additional Information:©1984 The American Physical Society Received 9 August 1984 This work was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. PHY82-11194, and by the Venture Research Unit of British Petroleum North America. We gratefully acknowledge correspondence with Professor L.A. Lugiato and Professor L.M. Narducci, who have provided a wealth of information through unpublished results.
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