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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1996
  • pp: 299–301

Filtering behavior of a self-induced three-mirror cavity formed by intracavity wave mixing in a saturable absorber

Moshe Horowitz, Ron Daisy, and Baruch Fischer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 299-301 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.000299


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Abstract

Wave mixing with a self-induced grating in a saturable absorber, which is inserted into a resonator, gives special filtering behavior. In a linear Fabry–Perot cavity with gain, the grating forms a self-matched, three-mirror laser cavity that can discriminate between modes whose frequency difference is much lower than the grating bandwidth. The effect was used to obtain single-mode lasers with narrow linewidths. The self-induced grating can dynamically adjust itself to small disturbances and changes in the cavity parameters.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 17, 1995
Published: February 15, 1996

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Moshe Horowitz, Ron Daisy, and Baruch Fischer, "Filtering behavior of a self-induced three-mirror cavity formed by intracavity wave mixing in a saturable absorber," Opt. Lett. 21, 299-301 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-4-299

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