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Optical Bistability And Hysteresis In A Solid State Ring Laser
Author(s): L. S. Kornienko; N. S. Kravtsov; A. N. Shelaev
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Paper Abstract

The phenomena of optical bistability, hysteresis and memory under the interaction of oppositely directed (OD) light waves in a CW YAG:Nd3+ solid state ring laser (SRL) have been experimentally discovered. The possibilities of spontaneous or forced (with modulated SRL parameters) commutation of the radiation direction without transients at the relaxation frequency (typical for solid state lasers) have been established both in the single-mode and in the mode-locking regimes with various feedback circuits. The mode-locking band was found to be substantially broadened by more than an order of magnitude when OD light waves primarily diffracted on a standing ultrasonic wave were returned into the acousto-optical modulator. With such acousto-optical feedback the mode-locking regime has been obtained using a modulator on a running ultrasonic wave.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 1985
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0473, Symposium Optika '84, (18 January 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.942427
Show Author Affiliations
L. S. Kornienko, Moscow State University (USSR)
N. S. Kravtsov, Moscow State University (USSR)
A. N. Shelaev, Moscow State University (USSR)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0473:
Symposium Optika '84
Gabor Lupkovics; Andras Podmaniczky, Editor(s)

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