5 October 2000 Nonplanar ring laser with the corner cube prism
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Proceedings Volume 4223, Instruments for Optics and Optoelectronic Inspection and Control; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.401756
Event: Optics and Optoelectronic Inspection and Control: Techniques, Applications, and Instruments, 2000, Beijing, China
Kane and Byer reported the first monolithic non-planar miniature ring laser in 1985. An intrinsic optical diode enforces unidirectional and hence single-frequency oscillation of this device. We put forward another kind of the non-planar ring lasers, in which the corner cube prism is the eye element. The non-planar traveling ray in the corner cube, Faraday rotation in the Nd:YAG crystal placed in a magnetic field and the different output coupling in S and P polarization can yield the single-frequency laser output in theory. The distorted Porro prism made by Nd:YAG crystal plays the role of the laser medium and the laser output coupler is realized by one of the two roof surfaces. The whole system can be made as a quasi-monolithic laser by optical bonding technology.
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Ke Ying Wu, Ke Ying Wu, Su Hui Yang, Su Hui Yang, Chang Ming Zhao, Chang Ming Zhao, Guang Hui Wei, Guang Hui Wei, } "Nonplanar ring laser with the corner cube prism", Proc. SPIE 4223, Instruments for Optics and Optoelectronic Inspection and Control, (5 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.401756; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.401756


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