14 April 2000 Single-frequency Nd:YAG ring lasers with corner cube prism
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Proceedings Volume 3929, Solid State Lasers IX; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.382781
Event: Symposium on High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
Kane and Byer reported the first monolithic non-planar miniature ring lasers in 1985. An intrinsic optical diode enforces unidirectional and hence single-frequency oscillation of this device. It has the advantages of compactness, reliability and high efficiency. We put forward another form of the non-planar ring lasers, in which the corner cube prism is the key element and the Nd:YAG crystal is used as a Porro prism to enclose the ring resonator. The phase shift due to the total internal reflections of the three differently orientated reflection planes of the corner cube prism, Faraday rotation in the Nd:YAG crystal placed in a magnetic field and the different output coupling in S and P polarization form an optical diode and enforce the single- frequency generating. A round trip analysis of the polarization properties of the resonator is made by the evaluation of Jones matrix. The results of our initial experiment are given in the paper.
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Ke Ying Wu, Su Hui Yang, Chang Ming Zhao, Guang Hui Wei, "Single-frequency Nd:YAG ring lasers with corner cube prism", Proc. SPIE 3929, Solid State Lasers IX, (14 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.382781; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.382781
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