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

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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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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 At EQEC'93: European Quantum Electronics Conference, Italy. 10 - 13 Sep 1993.

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Published date: 1993
Venue - Dates: EQEC'93: European Quantum Electronics Conference, Italy, 1993-09-10 - 1993-09-13

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Local EPrints ID: 77291
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77291
PURE UUID: 5cec498e-7088-4633-8a0d-40e4b93ea501

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:33

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Author: W.A. Clarkson
Author: K.I. Martin
Author: D.C. Hanna
Author: A.B. Neilson

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