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Nonplanar ring laser with the corner cube prism
Author(s): Ke Ying Wu; Su Hui Yang; Chang Ming Zhao; Guang Hui Wei
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Paper Abstract

Kane and Byer reported the first monolithic non-planar miniature ring laser in 1985. An intrinsic optical diode enforces unidirectional and hence single-frequency oscillation of this device. We put forward another kind of the non-planar ring lasers, in which the corner cube prism is the eye element. The non-planar traveling ray in the corner cube, Faraday rotation in the Nd:YAG crystal placed in a magnetic field and the different output coupling in S and P polarization can yield the single-frequency laser output in theory. The distorted Porro prism made by Nd:YAG crystal plays the role of the laser medium and the laser output coupler is realized by one of the two roof surfaces. The whole system can be made as a quasi-monolithic laser by optical bonding technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2000
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 4223, Instruments for Optics and Optoelectronic Inspection and Control, (5 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.401756
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Ke Ying Wu, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Su Hui Yang, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Chang Ming Zhao, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Guang Hui Wei, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4223:
Instruments for Optics and Optoelectronic Inspection and Control
Guang Hui Wei; Sheng Liu, Editor(s)

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