%0 Journal Article
%J Phys. Rev. A
%D 1998
%T Lasing without inversion in three-level systems: Self-pulsing in the cascade schemes
%A J. Mompart
%A C. Peters
%A R. Corbalán
%X Lasing without inversion (LWI) in specific models of closed three-level systems is analyzed in terms of nonlinear dynamics. From a linear stability analysis of the trivial nonlasing solution of the homogeneously broadened systems with on-resonance driving and laser fields, we find that, near lasing threshold, resonant closed Λ and V schemes yield continuous-wave LWI while resonant cascade schemes can give rise to self-pulsing LWI. The origin of this different behavior is discussed. For parameters of a real cascade system in atomic 138Ba we check numerically that the self-pulsing solution is stable in a broad range of nonzero detunings. It is shown that the self-pulsing emission can still be observed when the typical residual Doppler broadening of an atomic beam is taken into account.
%B Phys. Rev. A
%I American Physical Society
%V 57
%P 2163–2168
%8 Mar
%U http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevA.57.2163
%R 10.1103/PhysRevA.57.2163