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Polarization dynamics of Nd:YAG laser with weakly anisotropic Fabry-Perot cavity
Author(s): P. A. Khandokhin; N. D. Milovsky; Yuri A. Mamaev; E. Ovchinnikov; E. Yu. Shirokov
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Paper Abstract

Orthogonally polarized modes have been operated in a Nd:YAG laser with weakly anisotropic cavity. Different intensity dependences of the orthogonal modes on the orientation of the pump polarization plane are discovered. The power spectrum of each polarization mode reveals three relaxation peaks in a good agreement with predictions of the laser model modified to include polarization effects.

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Date Published: 29 December 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3682, Laser Optics '98: Solid State Lasers, (29 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.334797
Show Author Affiliations
P. A. Khandokhin, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
N. D. Milovsky, Nizhny Novgorod State Univ. (Russia)
Yuri A. Mamaev, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
E. Ovchinnikov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
E. Yu. Shirokov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3682:
Laser Optics '98: Solid State Lasers
Vladimir I. Ustugov, Editor(s)

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