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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1987
  • pp: 328–330

Reducing the effects of backscattering on the behavior of a ring laser

W. R. Christian, E. C. Gage, and L. Mandel  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 12, Issue 5, pp. 328-330 (1987)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.12.000328


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Abstract

Light scattered from one counterpropagating mode into the other can drastically modify the behavior of a ring laser. We point out that, within the domain of the third-order laser theory, the effect of backscattering on the fluctuation properties of the light can be reduced simply by increasing the cavity-loss rate, so long as the increased loss can be compensated for by increased pumping of the gain medium.

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History
Original Manuscript: January 8, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: February 22, 1987
Published: May 1, 1987

Citation
W. R. Christian, E. C. Gage, and L. Mandel, "Reducing the effects of backscattering on the behavior of a ring laser," Opt. Lett. 12, 328-330 (1987)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-12-5-328


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