The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Unidirectional operation of a ring laser by resonating the diffracted beams in a travelling-wave acousto-optic modulator

Clarkson, W.A., Neilson, A.B. and Hanna, D.C. (1992) Unidirectional operation of a ring laser by resonating the diffracted beams in a travelling-wave acousto-optic modulator At Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics (CLEO '92), United States. 10 - 15 May 1992.

Record type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Abstract

Enforcing unidirectional operation of a ring laser is an attractive way to obtain a single frequency output from a solid-state laser. Recent work suggests that a reliable way to achieve unidirectional operation is by using an intracavity traveling-wave acousto-optic (AO) modulator. The nonreciprocal behavior of this device is due to its traveling-wave nature, which causes the counterpropagating beams to suffer different diffraction losses - a consequence of the Bragg condition being satisfied at different angles of incidence for the counterpropagating beams.

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Published date: 1992
Venue - Dates: Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics (CLEO '92), United States, 1992-05-10 - 1992-05-15

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 77389
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/77389
PURE UUID: a2570a0a-bedd-4063-bd7a-f7109c65c6fd

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:32

Export record

Contributors

Author: W.A. Clarkson
Author: A.B. Neilson
Author: D.C. Hanna

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×