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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 8 — Mar. 10, 2009
  • pp: 1430–1435

Single longitudinal mode oscillation from a multi-interferometric cavity

Yuanhu Wang, Yanchen Qu, Weijiang Zhao, Chenghong Jiao, Zhiqiang Liang, and Deming Ren  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 8, pp. 1430-1435 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.48.001430


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Abstract

A method to generate stable single longitudinal mode (SLM) radiation from a multi-interferometric cavity configuration that can be considered as the combination of one Michelson cavity and two Fox–Smith cavities is presented. A numerical model of the interferometric cavity is investigated to optimize the laser for mode selection, and experimental verification has been carried out in a tunable TEA CO 2 laser. Pulse output energy of 300 mJ at 10.6 μm has been obtained at repetition rate of 20 Hz , corresponding to a repetition of SLM operation of 100%. This result shows that this interferometric cavity gives better performance in mode selection than other cavities based on multibeam interference.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3470) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, carbon dioxide
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 10, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 11, 2009
Published: March 3, 2009

Citation
Yuanhu Wang, Yanchen Qu, Weijiang Zhao, Chenghong Jiao, Zhiqiang Liang, and Deming Ren, "Single longitudinal mode oscillation from a multi-interferometric cavity," Appl. Opt. 48, 1430-1435 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-48-8-1430

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