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12 May 2000 SSFLC for laser frequency stabilization
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Proceedings Volume 4147, Liquid Crystals: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications; (2000)
Event: XIII International Conference on Liquid Crystals: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications, 1999, Krynica Zdroj, Poland
The paper describes the application of a Surface-Stabilized Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal (SSFLC) cell as a polarization switch in a frequency stabilization system of a Zeeman laser interferometer. The FLC cell is used as a field-controlled (lambda) /4 plate in which the optic axis can rapidly alternate between two positions, thereby alternatively switching either of two orthogonal radiations into the same measuring channel. The high switching speed of the FLC is here a key feature as it allows several thousand such calibration measurements to be performed in a second.
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M. Matuszczyk, T. Matuszczyk, Anatoli A. Muravski, and Janusz Rzepka "SSFLC for laser frequency stabilization", Proc. SPIE 4147, Liquid Crystals: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications, (12 May 2000);

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