Abstract

A double-cavity optical configuration designed to investigate the sensitivity of intracavity absorption in a cw multimode dye laser is reported. The configuration consists of two optical cavities coupled together through a common partially transmitting mirror. An atomic beam of sodium is used as a low-density absorber to compare the sensitivity of a double-cavity configuration with that of a single cavity. The results are that the sensitivity of the double-cavity system is about half of that obtained with the usual single cavity. An interpretation of the results is made in terms of the super-regen model of intracavity absorption.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Raab, K. Hoffmann, M. Gabbert, M. V. Glushkov, Y. V. Kosichkin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 11, 1068 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Y. C. See, S. Guha, J. Falk, Appl. Opt. 20, 1211 (1981).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. O. Brink, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 90, 353 (1981).
[CrossRef]

1980

G. O. Brink, Opt. Commun. 32, 123 (1980).
[CrossRef]

1979

G. O. Brink, H. S. Lakkaraju, Opt. Commun. 29, 95 (1979).
[CrossRef]

P. B. Corkum, H. A. Baldis, Appl. Opt. 18, 1346 (1979).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1978

1977

C. Voumard, R. Salathe, H. Weber, Appl. Phys. 12, 369 (1977).
[CrossRef]

1976

M. J. Leck, D. G. C. Jones, Opt. Commun. 16, 7 (1976).
[CrossRef]

1972

M. B. Spencer, W. E. Lamb, Phys. Rev. A5, 893 (1972).

H. W. Kogelnik, E. P. Ippen, A. Dienes, C. V. Shank, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8, 373 (1972).
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1968

V. I. Perel, I. V. Rogova, Opt. Spectrosc. 25, 401 (1968).

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A. D. White, Bell Syt. Tech. J. 45, 339 (1965).

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Dienes, A.

H. W. Kogelnik, E. P. Ippen, A. Dienes, C. V. Shank, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8, 373 (1972).
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Falk, J.

Gabbert, M.

S. Raab, K. Hoffmann, M. Gabbert, M. V. Glushkov, Y. V. Kosichkin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 11, 1068 (1981).
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Glushkov, M. V.

S. Raab, K. Hoffmann, M. Gabbert, M. V. Glushkov, Y. V. Kosichkin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 11, 1068 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Guha, S.

Heider, S. M.

Hoffmann, K.

S. Raab, K. Hoffmann, M. Gabbert, M. V. Glushkov, Y. V. Kosichkin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 11, 1068 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Ippen, E. P.

H. W. Kogelnik, E. P. Ippen, A. Dienes, C. V. Shank, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8, 373 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Jones, D. G. C.

M. J. Leck, D. G. C. Jones, Opt. Commun. 16, 7 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Kogelnik, H. W.

H. W. Kogelnik, E. P. Ippen, A. Dienes, C. V. Shank, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8, 373 (1972).
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Kosichkin, Y. V.

S. Raab, K. Hoffmann, M. Gabbert, M. V. Glushkov, Y. V. Kosichkin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 11, 1068 (1981).
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Kyle, T. G.

Lakkaraju, H. S.

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[CrossRef]

Lamb, W. E.

M. B. Spencer, W. E. Lamb, Phys. Rev. A5, 893 (1972).

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M. J. Leck, D. G. C. Jones, Opt. Commun. 16, 7 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Perel, V. I.

V. I. Perel, I. V. Rogova, Opt. Spectrosc. 25, 401 (1968).

Raab, S.

S. Raab, K. Hoffmann, M. Gabbert, M. V. Glushkov, Y. V. Kosichkin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 11, 1068 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Rogova, I. V.

V. I. Perel, I. V. Rogova, Opt. Spectrosc. 25, 401 (1968).

Salathe, R.

C. Voumard, R. Salathe, H. Weber, Appl. Phys. 12, 369 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Schuster, B. G.

See, Y. C.

Shank, C. V.

H. W. Kogelnik, E. P. Ippen, A. Dienes, C. V. Shank, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8, 373 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Spencer, M. B.

M. B. Spencer, W. E. Lamb, Phys. Rev. A5, 893 (1972).

Voumard, C.

C. Voumard, R. Salathe, H. Weber, Appl. Phys. 12, 369 (1977).
[CrossRef]

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C. Voumard, R. Salathe, H. Weber, Appl. Phys. 12, 369 (1977).
[CrossRef]

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A. D. White, Bell Syt. Tech. J. 45, 339 (1965).

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys.

C. Voumard, R. Salathe, H. Weber, Appl. Phys. 12, 369 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Bell Syt. Tech. J.

A. D. White, Bell Syt. Tech. J. 45, 339 (1965).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

H. W. Kogelnik, E. P. Ippen, A. Dienes, C. V. Shank, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-8, 373 (1972).
[CrossRef]

J. Mol. Spectrosc.

G. O. Brink, J. Mol. Spectrosc. 90, 353 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

M. J. Leck, D. G. C. Jones, Opt. Commun. 16, 7 (1976).
[CrossRef]

G. O. Brink, H. S. Lakkaraju, Opt. Commun. 29, 95 (1979).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Opt. Spectrosc.

V. I. Perel, I. V. Rogova, Opt. Spectrosc. 25, 401 (1968).

Phys. Rev.

M. B. Spencer, W. E. Lamb, Phys. Rev. A5, 893 (1972).

Rev. Sci. Instrum.

S. M. Heider, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 54, 245 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Sov. J. Quantum Electron.

S. Raab, K. Hoffmann, M. Gabbert, M. V. Glushkov, Y. V. Kosichkin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 11, 1068 (1981).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental system.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Intracavity absorption lines in a single cavity at sodium density of 5 × 109 atoms/cm3. Signal accumulation time corresponds to 1200 OMA cycles, which is ~40 sec. The pump power is 2 W.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Intracavity absorption line shape in a double cavity with flat end mirror. The parameters are the same as in Fig. 2.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

ICA line shape in a double cavity with a spherical mirror of 600-cm radius at pump power 2 W. The parameters are the same as Fig. 2.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

ICA line shape in a double cavity with a spherical mirror of 120-cm radius at pump power 2 W. The parameters are the same as Fig. 2.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

The intensity of absorption features as a function of the excess pump power above threshold. Δ single cavity; ● double cavity, R = 120 cm; ○ double cavity, R = 600 cm; X double cavity, R = ∞.

Equations (8)

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d I ¯ 1 d t = S - L 1 I ¯ 1 - T I ¯ 1 + T I ¯ 2 ,
d I ¯ 2 d t = T I ¯ 1 - T I ¯ 2 - L 2 I ¯ 2 ,
I 1 = S ( L 2 + T ) L 1 L 2 + T ( L 1 + L 2 ) ,
I ¯ 2 = T S L 1 L 2 + T ( L 1 + L 2 ) .
Δ I 2 = - σ ρ l I ¯ 2 ,
Δ I 1 = T Δ I 2 / ( L 1 + T ) = - σ ρ l T 2 S ( L 1 + T ) [ L 1 L 2 + T ( L 1 + L 2 ) ] .
Δ I 1 = - σ ρ l I 1 = σ ρ l S L 1 .
Δ I 1 Δ I 1 = T 2 L 1 ( L 1 + T ) [ T ( L 1 + L 2 ) + L 1 L 2 ] .

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