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Laserlike acousto-optic generator
Author(s): Vladimir I. Balakshy; S. V. Emelianov
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Paper Abstract

An acousto-optic generator based on the effect of optical heterodyning is investigated theoretically and experimentally. The condition for self-excitation of oscillations in this system is determined, its dependence on parameters of acousto- optic interaction and feedback circuit is analyzed. The possibility of single-mode and multimode regimes of operation is shown. Preliminary results of experimental investigations of the generator with a paratellurite acousto-optic cell are presented. Experiments on active mode locking by means of an external harmonic signal are described as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 November 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4514, Acousto-Optics and Applications IV, (6 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.447620
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Vladimir I. Balakshy, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
S. V. Emelianov, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4514:
Acousto-Optics and Applications IV

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