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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2005
  • pp: 2418–2420

Dual-polarization microchip laser at 1.53 µm

Marc Brunel, Axelle Amon, and Marc Vallet  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 18, pp. 2418-2420 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.002418


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Abstract

Two-frequency operation of a composite Er,Yb:glass-LiTaO3 monolithic microlaser is demonstrated at 1.53 µm. The thermo-optic effect of the intracavity birefringent crystal makes it possible to control the wavelengths of the two orthogonal linearly polarized eigenstates. It provides a tunable beat note from 0 to 60 GHz. Direct evaluation of the Lamb-type coupling constant C between the two eigenstates is obtained from a single intensity noise spectrum measurement, yielding values from 0.33 to 0.86, depending on transverse and axial distributions of the eigenstates. Applications to radar and telecommunication systems are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

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Marc Brunel, Axelle Amon, and Marc Vallet, "Dual-polarization microchip laser at 1.53 µm," Opt. Lett. 30, 2418-2420 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-18-2418


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