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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 888–893

Locking phenomenon of polarization flipping in He–Ne laser with a phase anisotropy feedback cavity

Wenxue Chen, Shulian Zhang, and Xingwu Long  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 7, pp. 888-893 (2012)

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In this article, the locking phenomenon of polarization flipping is reported. A model that integrates the model of the equivalent cavity of a Fabry–Perot interferometer and Lamb’s semiclassical theory is built to explain the locking phenomenon. On the basis of analysis of the model, a method is proposed to release the locking of polarization flipping. After solving the problem of lock-in, the system in this paper can be used to measure small stress of the optical component and phase retardation of the birefringence component.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.1340) Lasers and laser optics : Atomic gas lasers
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 29, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 20, 2011
Published: February 28, 2012

Wenxue Chen, Shulian Zhang, and Xingwu Long, "Locking phenomenon of polarization flipping in He–Ne laser with a phase anisotropy feedback cavity," Appl. Opt. 51, 888-893 (2012)

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