Dynamic properties of closed three-level laser systems are investigated. Two schemes of pumping—[Formula Presented] and V—are considered. It is shown that the nonlinear behavior of the photon number as a function of pump both near and far above threshold is crucially different for these two configurations. In particular, it is found that in the high pump regime laser can turn off in a phase-transition-like manner in both [Formula Presented] and V schemes.
|Number of pages
|Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
|Published - 1 Jan 1998
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics