Chapter 19. Controlling Laser Chaos

  1. Heinz G. Schuster
  1. P. Glorieux

Published Online: 31 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607455.ch19

Handbook of Chaos Control

Handbook of Chaos Control

How to Cite

Glorieux, P. (1999) Controlling Laser Chaos, in Handbook of Chaos Control (ed H. G. Schuster), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607455.ch19

Editor Information

  1. University of Kiel, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Leibnizstr. 15, D-24098 Kiel, Germany

Author Information

  1. Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Atomes et Molécules, Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Lasers et Applications, Université des Sciences et Techniques de Lille, 59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 23 FEB 1999

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527294367

Online ISBN: 9783527607457

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Keywords:

  • laser chaos;
  • class B lasers;
  • CO2 laser;
  • floquet multipliers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Class B lasers

    • The single mode class B laser

    • Class B lasers with modulated parameters

    • CO2 laser with electronic feedback

    • Class B lasers with saturable absorber

    • Multimode class B lasers with intracavity second harmonic generation

    • Class B lasers in presence of feedback

  • Feedback methods of controlling chaos

    • Basic ingredients of chaos control

    • Experimental implementation of control

    • Delayed feedback control of chaos

  • Stabilization of unstable steady states

  • Nonfeedback control of chaos

    • Invasive vs noninvasive methods

    • Phase control

  • Applications of Controlling Laser Chaos

    • Enlargement of the range of cw operation

    • Floquet multipliers and manifold connections

  • Conclusion