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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 17 — Aug. 22, 2005
  • pp: 6558–6563

Semi-Classical theory model for feedback effect of orthogonally polarized dual frequency He-Ne laser

Liu Cui and Shulian Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 17, pp. 6558-6563 (2005)

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The feedback phenomenon of orthogonally polarized dual frequency laser has not been explained theoretically. This paper gives a model based on Lamb’s semi-classical gas-laser theory for the first time. The intensity reflectivity of the feedback mirror, the polarization characteristics of the dual frequency laser and external cavity length are considered besides the parameters studied before. The intensities of o-light and e-light are tuned by feedback mirror. The intensity alternation, leaning of curves and height difference of the two equal–intensity points etc. are discovered in the region of moderate optical feedback level. The experiments are done and the results are in good agreement with the theoretical model.

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OCIS Codes
(140.1340) Lasers and laser optics : Atomic gas lasers
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: June 6, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 12, 2005
Published: August 22, 2005

Liu Cui and Shulian Zhang, "Semi-Classical theory model for feedback effect of orthogonally polarized dual frequency He-Ne laser," Opt. Express 13, 6558-6563 (2005)

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