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Nonlinear effects in intracavity laser spectroscopy
Author(s): Eduard A. Sviridenkov; Dmitri D. Toptygin; Sergey A. Kovalenko
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Paper Abstract

Broadband lasers simultaneously generating a large number of longitudinal cavity modes are extremely sensitive to frequency-selective absorption by the media in the laser cavity. The spectroscopic technique based on this phenomenon is known as intracavity laser spectroscopy. The technique is capable of detecting absorption coefficients in the range of 10-10 cm-1. The sensitivity limit has been shown to result from a nonlinear interaction. A number of theoretical models describing the nonlinear interaction has been proposed, however, none of these models can adequately describe all experimental data. The present work overviews the theoretical models in a logical connection with experimental evidence obtained under various conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 1998
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 3342, Current Russian Research in Optics and Photonics: Intracavity Laser Spectroscopy, (13 March 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.302462
Show Author Affiliations
Eduard A. Sviridenkov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Dmitri D. Toptygin, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Sergey A. Kovalenko, Institute of Chemical Physics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3342:
Current Russian Research in Optics and Photonics: Intracavity Laser Spectroscopy
Eduard A. Sviridenkov; Leonid N. Sinitsa, Editor(s)

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