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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 1986
  • pp: 209–214

Pulsed-mode laser Sagnac interferometry with applications in nonlinear optics and optical switching

Yao Li, George Eichmann, and R. R. Alfano  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 25, Issue 2, pp. 209-214 (1986)

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A Sagnac interferometer (SI) has been constructed with a mode-locked Nd3+:YAG laser as its source. The advantages in pulsed laser interferometry of using a SI over a Mach-Zehnder interferometer are analyzed. The autostability property of SI is experimentally demonstrated. Applications of an SI to light-induced index of refraction change measurements and to the picosecond optical switching are discussed. Experimental results are presented.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 29, 1985
Published: January 15, 1986

Yao Li, George Eichmann, and R. R. Alfano, "Pulsed-mode laser Sagnac interferometry with applications in nonlinear optics and optical switching," Appl. Opt. 25, 209-214 (1986)

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