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Self-starting laser with a nonlinear liquid crystal mirror
Author(s): Oleg Leonidovich Antipov; Dmitry Victorovich Chausov; Alexander Sergeevich Kuzhelev; Andrey Petrovich Zinoviev
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Paper Abstract

THe laser oscillator with a cavity completed by the refractive index grating induced by generating beams in a nematic liquid crystal cell was studied experimentally and theoretically. It is shown that both the thermal and orientational nonlinearity of the liquid crystal can provide the holographic mirror formation and the self-starting condition in the laser oscillator. The self-starting laser with the nonlinear mirror demonstrates single-longitudinal- mode generation with good quality of the beam.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3928, Nonlinear Materials, Devices, and Applications, (23 March 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.379914
Show Author Affiliations
Oleg Leonidovich Antipov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Dmitry Victorovich Chausov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Alexander Sergeevich Kuzhelev, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
Andrey Petrovich Zinoviev, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3928:
Nonlinear Materials, Devices, and Applications
Jeffrey W. Pierce, Editor(s)

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