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  • Vol. 1, Iss. 3 — May. 1, 1962
  • pp: 343–357

Mode Control in Ruby Optical Masers by Means of Elastic Deformation

Morley S. Lipsett and M. W. P. Strandberg  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 1, Issue 3, pp. 343-357 (1962)

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A new technique has been applied in experimental work on ruby optical masers with dramatic results. The techniques involved elastically deforming the medium and thereby invoking the stress-optic effect. Strikingly, it permitted optimizing the elastic deformation of any particular ruby specimen to reduce significantly its pumping-energy requirements for the onset of maser oscillations. At the same time, the divergence of the emergent beam could be reduced by a sizable fraction to that characteristic of low-order radiation modes.

© 1962 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 21, 1961
Published: May 1, 1962

Morley S. Lipsett and M. W. P. Strandberg, "Mode Control in Ruby Optical Masers by Means of Elastic Deformation," Appl. Opt. 1, 343-357 (1962)

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