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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 4 — Feb. 24, 2014
  • pp: 4144–4151

TGG ceramics based Faraday isolator with external compensation of thermally induced depolarization

I. L. Snetkov, R. Yasuhara, A. V. Starobor, and O. V. Palashov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 4, pp. 4144-4151 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.004144


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Abstract

A Faraday isolator with compensation of thermally induced depolarization outside magnetic field was implemented for the first time on TGG ceramics. Stable isolation ratio of 38 dB in steady-state regime at a laser power of 300 W was demonstrated in experiment. Theoretical estimates show a feasibility of a device that would provide an isolation ratio higher than 30 dB up to laser power of 2kW.

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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

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: December 16, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 3, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 3, 2014
Published: February 14, 2014

Citation
I. L. Snetkov, R. Yasuhara, A. V. Starobor, and O. V. Palashov, "TGG ceramics based Faraday isolator with external compensation of thermally induced depolarization," Opt. Express 22, 4144-4151 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-4-4144


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