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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 2578–2583

High-power Faraday isolators based on TAG ceramics

Dmitry Zheleznov, Aleksey Starobor, Oleg Palashov, Chong Chen, and Shengming Zhou  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 2578-2583 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.002578


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Abstract

The Faraday isolator based on a new magneto-optical medium – TAG (terbium aluminum garnet) ceramics was implemented and investigated experimentally. The magneto-optical element was temperature-stabilized using water cooling. The device provides a stable isolation ratio of 38 dB at 300 W laser power. Estimates show high performance of the device at a kilowatt laser power.

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OCIS Codes
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects
(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(160.6840) Materials : Thermo-optical materials
(230.3240) Optical devices : Isolators
(230.3810) Optical devices : Magneto-optic systems

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: December 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 23, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 2014
Published: January 29, 2014

Citation
Dmitry Zheleznov, Aleksey Starobor, Oleg Palashov, Chong Chen, and Shengming Zhou, "High-power Faraday isolators based on TAG ceramics," Opt. Express 22, 2578-2583 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-3-2578


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