Some characteristics of unidirectional lasing in ring lasers using the acousto-optic effect


Clarkson, W.A., Martin, K.I., Hanna, D.C. and Neilson, A.B. (1993) Some characteristics of unidirectional lasing in ring lasers using the acousto-optic effect. In, EQEC'93: European Quantum Electronics Conference, Florence, IT, 10 - 13 Sep 1993.

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For many homogeneously-broadened solid-state lasers, enforcing unidirectional operation of a ring laser can be both a convenient and efficient route to a reliable single frequency output. One attractive way to enforce unidirectional operation, first demonstrated for Ti:sapphire [1] and dye ring lasers [1],[2], is to use a travelling-wave acousto-optic modulator. This technique offers the advantages that it does not rely on polarisation discrimination, unlike the Faraday isolator approach, and requires only one additional intracavity component, so is well suited for use in low-gain, miniature diode-pumped solid-state lasers [3],[4].

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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 77291
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:57
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77291

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