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Principle and applications of Faraday-Fabry-Perot cavity
Author(s): Nan Di; Jianlin Zhao
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Paper Abstract

A Faraday-Fabry-Perot (FFP) cavity, composed of an Fabry-Perot (FP) cavity and a piece of Faraday magneto-optical material, is presented. The principle of FFP cavity and its polarization modulation effect are described by use of optical matrix analysis. The result shows that the Faraday rotation is able to be magnified by more than two orders of magnitude in resonant FFP cavity, while different elliptically polarized lights are obtained in non-resonant cavity. Furthermore two novel applications, that is, optical isolator based on passive FFP cavity (FOI) and Faraday-Zeeman dual-frequency laser (FZDL) based on active FFP cavity whose eigen modes operate as circularly polarized lights and whose frequency difference can be adjusted continuously by magnetic field, are introduced. The principles, typical parameters and performance characteristics are analyzed in both applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7847, Optoelectronic Devices and Integration III, 784712 (15 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.870422
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Nan Di, Northwestern Polytechnical Univ. (China)
Jianlin Zhao, Northwestern Polytechnical Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7847:
Optoelectronic Devices and Integration III
Xuping Zhang; Hai Ming; Alan Xiaolong Wang, Editor(s)

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