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SSFLC for laser frequency stabilization
Author(s): M. Matuszczyk; T. Matuszczyk; Anatoli A. Muravski; Janusz Rzepka
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Paper Abstract

The paper describes the application of a Surface-Stabilized Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal (SSFLC) cell as a polarization switch in a frequency stabilization system of a Zeeman laser interferometer. The FLC cell is used as a field-controlled (lambda) /4 plate in which the optic axis can rapidly alternate between two positions, thereby alternatively switching either of two orthogonal radiations into the same measuring channel. The high switching speed of the FLC is here a key feature as it allows several thousand such calibration measurements to be performed in a second.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4147, Liquid Crystals: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications, (12 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.385701
Show Author Affiliations
M. Matuszczyk, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
T. Matuszczyk, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
Anatoli A. Muravski, EMKO R&D (Belarus)
Janusz Rzepka, Lasertex Co. Ltd. (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4147:
Liquid Crystals: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications
Stanislaw J. Klosowicz; Jolanta Rutkowska; Jerzy Zielinski; Jozef Zmija, Editor(s)

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