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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 1998
  • pp: 6405–6409

Design of a triangular active ring laser 13 m on a side

Robert W. Dunn  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 27, pp. 6405-6409 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.006405


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Abstract

The design and testing of a proof-of-principle triangular active ring laser interferometer ∼13 m on a side is discussed. Issues such as lock in, multimode interference, mode hopping, and neon isotope mixtures are examined as they relate to large He–Ne ring lasers. Responses of the ring laser to Earth’s rotation and perturbations that change its tilt or area are presented. Some potential applications are suggested for large interferometers.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3370) Lasers and laser optics : Laser gyroscopes
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode

History
Original Manuscript: January 5, 1998
Revised Manuscript: June 8, 1998
Published: September 20, 1998

Citation
Robert W. Dunn, "Design of a triangular active ring laser 13 m on a side," Appl. Opt. 37, 6405-6409 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-27-6405


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