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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 17 — Aug. 26, 2013
  • pp: 19990–19996

Controlling the duty cycle of the eigenstates in laser with multiple optical feedback

Zhaoli Zeng, Shulian Zhang, Yidong Tan, and Weixin Liu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 17, pp. 19990-19996 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.019990


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Abstract

The polarization dynamics of a quasi-isotropic single-mode laser subjected to multiple optical feedback is presented. The variable duty cycle of two eigenstates is observed in high-frequency optical fringes. The high-frequency optical fringes are induced by the multiple reflections in the asymmetry feedback cavity. The duty cycle of two eigenstates can be controlled easily by adjusting the position of polarization flipping due to the residual stress of laser mirror. Particularly, when the frequency difference results from residual stress is reduced to 1.5MHz, the position of polarization flipping moves to the edge of each fringe which can be used to measure small displacement with direction sensitivity and high resolution.

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OCIS Codes
(140.1340) Lasers and laser optics : Atomic gas lasers
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 9, 2013
Published: August 16, 2013

Citation
Zhaoli Zeng, Shulian Zhang, Yidong Tan, and Weixin Liu, "Controlling the duty cycle of the eigenstates in laser with multiple optical feedback," Opt. Express 21, 19990-19996 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-17-19990


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