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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 1998
  • pp: 7763–7771

Laser with Rapid Tuning of the Spectrum Shape

Yurij N. Parkhomenko, Oleg N. Galkin, Olga V. Gorbenko, and Vladimir A. Sokolov  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 33, pp. 7763-7771 (1998)

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We have studied a laser system with quick electronic tuning of the spectrum shape and continuous distribution. The proposed method is based on separate control of phase and amplitude spatial distributions of resonator transmittance. Evolution of the spectral function of the diffractively coupled dispersive resonators and the model for the formation of the resonator with the spectral function given by its moments are studied theoretically. The synthesis of continuous spectra is investigated experimentally in the laser with a novel control element including a spatial acousto-optic modulator and a tunable lens telescope.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable

Yurij N. Parkhomenko, Oleg N. Galkin, Olga V. Gorbenko, and Vladimir A. Sokolov, "Laser with Rapid Tuning of the Spectrum Shape," Appl. Opt. 37, 7763-7771 (1998)

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