Acousto-optically induced unidirectional operation of a ring laser a feedback mechanism
Clarkson, W.A., Neilson, A.B. and Hanna, D.C. (1992) Acousto-optically induced unidirectional operation of a ring laser a feedback mechanism. Optics Communications, 91, (56), 365-370. (doi:10.1016/0030-4018(92)90361-T).
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A second mechanism for acousto-optically induced unidirectional operation of a ring laser has been identified and demonstrated experimentally. The mechanism involves feeding back the diffracted wave thus restoring to its original frequency and direction via a second diffraction from the travelling-wave acousto-optic modulator. Since the feedback resonance condition is different for the two counter-propagating waves of the ring laser they experience a loss difference which results in unidirectional operation via this method a very large loss difference can be achieved with negligible insertion loss.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||doi:10.1016/0030-4018(92)90361-T|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
|Date Deposited:||11 Mar 2010|
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2016 13:13|
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