We propose, in this paper, a theoretical model of a gas discharge induced by laser radiation. The processes in such a system are self-consistent and strongly depend on boundary conditions. This system possesses a point of bifurcation Rc , Rc = ν/kc2D, where ν is the power injection rate, D is the thermal diffusion coefficient, kc is the system wave number. At R > Rc various self-organization phenomena (for example, vortices) occur in the discharge plasma. As a result, the formation of a spatiotemporal autowave with a functional structure (induced by an acoustic wave) at a macroscopic level is possible.