Symbolic Dynamics in a Passive Q-Switching Laser

D Hennequin, P Glorieux

Europhys. Lett. 14 237-242 (1991)

Passive Q-switching CO2 lasers may exhibit chaotic behaviour. This behaviour is studied here using symbolic dynamics. Both numerical simulations and experimental data are coded with hypersymbols. This allows us to evaluate the metric complexity of the chaotic behaviour.