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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1409–1415

Magnetoactive media for cryogenic Faraday isolators

Aleksey V. Starobor, Dmitry S. Zheleznov, Oleg V. Palashov, and Efim A. Khazanov  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 6, pp. 1409-1415 (2011)

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We analyzed a number of optical media, such as GGG, Nd:YAG, Yb:YAG, fused silica, CaF 2 , Yb : CaF 2 , and CdMnTe, that have not been used, to our knowledge, in the cryogenic Faraday isolator (FI) before. The temperature dependence of the Verdet constant and thermo-optical constants was experimentally investigated for λ = 1.07 μm . We calculated the magneto-optical figure-of-merit and assessed the feasibility of using FI media with multikilowatt average laser power.

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OCIS Codes
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects
(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(230.2240) Optical devices : Faraday effect
(230.3240) Optical devices : Isolators
(230.3810) Optical devices : Magneto-optic systems

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: February 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 7, 2011
Published: May 18, 2011

Aleksey V. Starobor, Dmitry S. Zheleznov, Oleg V. Palashov, and Efim A. Khazanov, "Magnetoactive media for cryogenic Faraday isolators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 1409-1415 (2011)

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