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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1994
  • pp: 1925–1927

Strong optical asymmetry of an interference wedge with unequal-reflectivity mirrors and its use in unidirectional ring laser designs

E. Stoykova and M. Nenchev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 1925-1927 (1994)

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On the basis of theory and experiment we discuss the strong optical asymmetry in reflection exhibited by an interference wedge when it is constructed of unequal-reflectivity mirrors and show how this feature can be used to develop attractive unidirectional ring lasers. In the proposed ring cavity schemes a single interference wedge is employed simultaneously as a tuning element, as an element introducing asymmetry, and as a laser output coupler.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 27, 1994
Published: December 1, 1994

E. Stoykova and M. Nenchev, "Strong optical asymmetry of an interference wedge with unequal-reflectivity mirrors and its use in unidirectional ring laser designs," Opt. Lett. 19, 1925-1927 (1994)

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