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All-optical transistor based on polarization plane rotation in a neodymium laser passively Q-switched with a Cr4+:YAG crystal
Author(s): N. N. Il'ichev; Alexander V. Kir'yanov; Vicente Aboites
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Paper Abstract

A device is proposed which is based on the phenomenon of dependence of polarization state of a neodymium laser ((lambda) equals 1.06 micrometers ) passively Q-switched with a Cr4+:YAG crystal upon relative orientations of the switch and an intracavity partial polarizer. It is shown that such a device operates as an all-optical transistor. One of the main parameters (polarization) of the powerful neodymium laser can be controlled by the relatively weak signal delivered from a cw laser or laser diode, wavelength of which falls into the Cr4+:YAG crystal resonant absorption band (0.8 - 1.2 micrometers ).

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 1998
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 3573, OPTIKA '98: 5th Congress on Modern Optics, (19 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.320969
Show Author Affiliations
N. N. Il'ichev, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Alexander V. Kir'yanov, General Physics Institute and Ctr. de Investigaciones en Optica AC (Mexico)
Vicente Aboites, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Optica AC (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3573:
OPTIKA '98: 5th Congress on Modern Optics
Gyorgy Akos; Gabor Lupkovics; Andras Podmaniczky, Editor(s)

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