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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 25 — Dec. 13, 2004
  • pp: 6100–6105

Self-mixing interference effects of orthogonally polarized dual frequency laser

Ligang Fei and Shulian Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 25, pp. 6100-6105 (2004)

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The self-mixing interference in birefringent dual frequency laser is systematically studied for the first time. The output intensities of two orthogonal modes are both modulated by external cavity length, and their phase relationship is experimentally and theoretically demonstrated. When frequency difference is greater than line width of homogeneous broadening gain curve, the phase relationship is determined by phase difference of two modes. If the frequency difference is smaller than the line width, modes competion will play an important role. Our results can advance the research of self-mixing interferometer of orthogonally polarized dual frequency laser.

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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: October 25, 2004
Revised Manuscript: November 9, 2004
Published: December 13, 2004

Ligang Fei and Shulian Zhang, "Self-mixing interference effects of orthogonally polarized dual frequency laser," Opt. Express 12, 6100-6105 (2004)

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