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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 7 — Mar. 30, 2009
  • pp: 5496–5501

Reduction of thermally induced depolarization of laser radiation in [110] oriented cubic crystals

Ivan Mukhin, Oleg Palashov, and Efim Khazanov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 5496-5501 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.005496


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Abstract

The first measurements of thermally induced depolarization in a [110] oriented cubic crystal at powerful heat release were made. It was demonstrated that depolarization in a crystal with such orientation may be less than in analogous crystals having orientation [001] or [111]. In a TGG crystal, for example, maximum depolarization value was 10% and dropped down to 3% with a further increase of radiation power in full conformity with the theoretical predictions.

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OCIS Codes
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 5, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 12, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 14, 2009
Published: March 23, 2009

Citation
Ivan Mukhin, Oleg Palashov, and Efim Khazanov, "Reduction of thermally induced depolarization of laser radiation in [110] oriented cubic crystals," Opt. Express 17, 5496-5501 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-7-5496


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