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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1988
  • pp: 375–377

Unidirectional device for a ring laser using an acousto-optic modulator

J. Neev and F. V. Kowalski  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 5, pp. 375-377 (1988)

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The behavior of the first-order diffracted beam of an acousto-optic modulator is investigated under rotation of the acousto-optic crystal about an axis perpendicular to the plane of the incident and diffracted beams. It is found that the diffraction efficiency as a function of this rotation is not symmetric about the Bragg angle of incidence. A unidirectional device for a ring dye laser that uses this effect is demonstrated.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 25, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: February 2, 1988
Published: May 1, 1988

J. Neev and F. V. Kowalski, "Unidirectional device for a ring laser using an acousto-optic modulator," Opt. Lett. 13, 375-377 (1988)

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