This work demonstrates the suppression of chaos in a Nd:YVO4 laser by biharmonical pump modulation (the first for chaos-inducing and the second for chaos-suppressing). The laser exhibits chaotic behavior when only the first signal is applied for pump modulation and its frequency is adjusted close to the relaxation-oscillation frequency. Adding the second signal with subhamonic and a specific phase difference to the first modulation signal will reshape the modulated waveform of the pump beam to suppress the aforementioned chaotic behavior. The initial phase of the second harmonic perturbation plays an important role in the suppression of chaos. This result is confirmed by numerical simulation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics