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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1989
  • pp: 2043–2046

Elliptical polarization and nonorthogonality of stabilized Zeeman laser output

Yi Xie and Yi-zun Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 28, Issue 11, pp. 2043-2046 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.28.002043


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Abstract

This paper gives both theoretical and experimental proof of elliptical polarization and nonorthogonality of Zeeman laser output. It verifies that the polarized modes of the output have 4–7° orthogonal error which is induced by anisotropy in the laser cavity. A new formula for calculation of this orthogonal error has been derived which also provides a way to measure the anisotropy of the laser cavity. We also discuss the influence of nonorthogonality on the spectrum of the laser.

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History
Original Manuscript: May 17, 1988
Published: June 1, 1989

Citation
Yi Xie and Yi-zun Wu, "Elliptical polarization and nonorthogonality of stabilized Zeeman laser output," Appl. Opt. 28, 2043-2046 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-28-11-2043


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