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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 19 — Sep. 23, 2013
  • pp: 22338–22352

Self-compensation of thermally induced depolarization in CaF2 and definite cubic single crystals

Anton G. Vyatkin, Ilya L. Snetkov, Oleg V. Palashov, and Efim A. Khazanov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 22338-22352 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.022338


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Abstract

Compensation of thermally induced depolarization in laser active elements at small birefringence without additional phase elements was proposed and observed experimentally. Requirements to the crystals were formulated. An order of magnitude reduction of depolarization degree was obtained experimentally. A further modification of the scheme was developed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 26, 2013
Published: September 16, 2013

Citation
Anton G. Vyatkin, Ilya L. Snetkov, Oleg V. Palashov, and Efim A. Khazanov, "Self-compensation of thermally induced depolarization in CaF2 and definite cubic single crystals," Opt. Express 21, 22338-22352 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-19-22338


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