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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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.13.000375


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Abstract

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.

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

Citation
J. Neev and F. V. Kowalski, "Unidirectional device for a ring laser using an acousto-optic modulator," Opt. Lett. 13, 375-377 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-13-5-375


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