1 October 2005 Influence of optical feedback on the longitudinal mode stability of microchip Nd:YAG lasers
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Optical Engineering, 44(10), 104204 (2005). doi:10.1117/1.2087247
Abstract
The influence of optical feedback on the longitudinal mode stability of microchip Nd:YAG lasers is demonstrated. Under optical feedback, the longitudinal mode output of microchip lasers relies strongly on the external cavity length, and mode suppression can be achieved. The intensity modulation waveform varies at different external cavity lengths. At higher feedback levels, the laser flips between orthogonal polarizations. Three important factors determining the influence of optical feedback are summarized, which are the external cavity length, longitudinal mode competition, and the external reflectivity.
Xinjun Wan, Shulian Zhang, Gang Liu, Ligang Fei, "Influence of optical feedback on the longitudinal mode stability of microchip Nd:YAG lasers," Optical Engineering 44(10), 104204 (1 October 2005). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2087247
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Polarization

Nd:YAG lasers

Modulation

Ferroelectric materials

Interferometers

Mirrors

Laser optics

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