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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2325–2330

Electro-optic Q switch of an La3Ga5SiO14 crystal

Zhaobing Tian and Shaojun Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 10, pp. 2325-2330 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.002325


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Abstract

We study the influence of the electro-optic and optical activity effects of a crystal on the arbitrary linearly polarized light propagating along the optical axis and design an experiment to demonstrate this. According to the theory and the experimental results, we achieve a successful voltage-decreased electro-optic Q switch of the La 3 Ga 5 SiO 14 crystal.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: May 3, 2005
Revised Manuscript: June 29, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: July 1, 2005

Citation
Zhaobing Tian and Shaojun Zhang, "Electro-optic Q switch of an La3Ga5SiO14 crystal," Appl. Opt. 45, 2325-2330 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-10-2325


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