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Experimental research on the diode-pumped solid-state ring laser
Author(s): Shunping Wan; Liqun Sun; Xianhui Mao; Qian Tian
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Paper Abstract

The experimental research on diode-pumped solid-state ring laser (DPSSL) is reported in this paper. The research target is to develop a new style optical gyroscope. The ring cavity is a plane, 8-shape 4-mirror laser resonator. Nd:YVO4 crystal is exploited as a laser media which is longitudinally pumped by a 2w laser diode. An optical delay path attached to the cavity is composed of a beam splitter and a prism. The bidirectional traveling waves partly output from one of the flat mirror and one directional beam interferes with the other on a photo detector with optical delay. The resonator design is discussed; the pump power threshold is about 600mW. We obtain the bidirectional continuous TEM00 mode outputs and their interfering pattern. In the experiment, Sagnac effect is watched, which indicates that the DPSSRL can be used as optical gyroscope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4913, Semiconductor Lasers and Applications, (5 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.482204
Show Author Affiliations
Shunping Wan, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Liqun Sun, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Xianhui Mao, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Qian Tian, Tsinghua Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4913:
Semiconductor Lasers and Applications
Yi Luo; Yoshiaki Nakano, Editor(s)

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