Abstract

A pulsed dye laser with an intracavity photorefractive element is reported. It is shown that the element can be used for storage of spectral information. New effects for this system such as spectral equalization and oscillation-frequency autosweeping are demonstrated.

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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, A. Yariv, “Passive (self-pumped) phase conjugate mirror: theoretical and experimental investigation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 689–691 (1982).
    [CrossRef]
  3. A. Litvinenko, S. Odoulov, “Copper-vapor laser with self-starting LiNb03 nonlinear mirror,” Opt. Lett. 9, 68–72 (1984).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, A. Yariv, “Theory and application of four-wave mixing in photorefractive media,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 12–30 (1984).
    [CrossRef]
  5. R. A. McFarlane, D. G. Steel, “Laser oscillator using resonator with self-pumped phase-conjugate mirror,” Opt. Lett. 8, 208–210 (1983).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. W. B. Whitten, J. M. Ramsey, “Self-scanning of a dye laser due to feedback from a BaTi03 phase-conjugate reflector,” Opt. Lett. 9, 44–46 (1984).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. F. C. Jahoda, P. G. Weber, J. Feinberg, “Optical feedback, wavelength response, and interference effects of self-pumped phase conjugation in BaTi03,” Opt. Lett. 9, 362–364 (1984).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. M. Rajbenbach, J. P. Huignard, “Self-induced coherent oscillations with photorefractive Bi12SiO20 amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 10, 137–139 (1985).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. J. M. Ramsey, W. B. Whitten, “Controlled scanning of a continuous-wave dye laser with an intracavity photorefractive element,” Opt. Lett. 12, 915–917 (1987).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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  13. V. Yu. Bazhenov, S. F. Lyuksyutov, S. G. Odoulov, M. S. Soskin, “Kinetics of stimulated emission from a copper vapor laser with a photorefractive-crystal nonlinear mirror,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 1186–1188 (1989).
    [CrossRef]
  14. D. Von der Linde, A. M. Glass, “Photorefractive effects for reversible holographic storage of information,” Appl. Phys. 8, 85–100 (1975).
    [CrossRef]
  15. T. P. Belikova, E. A. Sviridenkov, A. F. Suchkov, “Weak absorption lines detection using Nd-glass laser,” Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 62, 2060–2065 (1972).
  16. A. A. Anikin, A. A. Sokolov, “Simulation of FHS-4 glass behavior under different illumination conditions,” Avtometriya 2, 112–115 (1986).

1989 (1)

V. Yu. Bazhenov, S. F. Lyuksyutov, S. G. Odoulov, M. S. Soskin, “Kinetics of stimulated emission from a copper vapor laser with a photorefractive-crystal nonlinear mirror,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 1186–1188 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1987 (2)

1986 (1)

A. A. Anikin, A. A. Sokolov, “Simulation of FHS-4 glass behavior under different illumination conditions,” Avtometriya 2, 112–115 (1986).

1985 (1)

1984 (5)

1983 (1)

1982 (2)

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, A. Yariv, “Passive (self-pumped) phase conjugate mirror: theoretical and experimental investigation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 689–691 (1982).
[CrossRef]

J. Feinberg, “Self-pumped, continuous-wave phase conjugator using internal reflection,” Opt. Lett. 7, 486–488 (1982).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1979 (1)

I. Barkan, A. Vorobiyov, V. Lebedev, S. Marennikov, “Volume holographic grating in LiNb03—spatial-frequency selector for a tunable dye laser” Pis’ma Zh. Tek. Fiz. 19, 749–753 (1979).

1975 (1)

D. Von der Linde, A. M. Glass, “Photorefractive effects for reversible holographic storage of information,” Appl. Phys. 8, 85–100 (1975).
[CrossRef]

1972 (1)

T. P. Belikova, E. A. Sviridenkov, A. F. Suchkov, “Weak absorption lines detection using Nd-glass laser,” Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 62, 2060–2065 (1972).

Anikin, A. A.

A. A. Anikin, A. A. Sokolov, “Simulation of FHS-4 glass behavior under different illumination conditions,” Avtometriya 2, 112–115 (1986).

Bacher, G. D.

Barkan, I.

I. Barkan, A. Vorobiyov, V. Lebedev, S. Marennikov, “Volume holographic grating in LiNb03—spatial-frequency selector for a tunable dye laser” Pis’ma Zh. Tek. Fiz. 19, 749–753 (1979).

Bazhenov, V. Yu.

V. Yu. Bazhenov, S. F. Lyuksyutov, S. G. Odoulov, M. S. Soskin, “Kinetics of stimulated emission from a copper vapor laser with a photorefractive-crystal nonlinear mirror,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 1186–1188 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Belikova, T. P.

T. P. Belikova, E. A. Sviridenkov, A. F. Suchkov, “Weak absorption lines detection using Nd-glass laser,” Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 62, 2060–2065 (1972).

Cronin-Golomb, M.

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, A. Yariv, “Theory and application of four-wave mixing in photorefractive media,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 12–30 (1984).
[CrossRef]

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, A. Yariv, “Passive (self-pumped) phase conjugate mirror: theoretical and experimental investigation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 689–691 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Feinberg, J.

Fischer, B.

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, A. Yariv, “Theory and application of four-wave mixing in photorefractive media,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 12–30 (1984).
[CrossRef]

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, A. Yariv, “Passive (self-pumped) phase conjugate mirror: theoretical and experimental investigation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 689–691 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Glass, A. M.

D. Von der Linde, A. M. Glass, “Photorefractive effects for reversible holographic storage of information,” Appl. Phys. 8, 85–100 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Huignard, J. P.

Jahoda, F. C.

Lebedev, V.

I. Barkan, A. Vorobiyov, V. Lebedev, S. Marennikov, “Volume holographic grating in LiNb03—spatial-frequency selector for a tunable dye laser” Pis’ma Zh. Tek. Fiz. 19, 749–753 (1979).

Litvinenko, A.

Lyuksyutov, S. F.

V. Yu. Bazhenov, S. F. Lyuksyutov, S. G. Odoulov, M. S. Soskin, “Kinetics of stimulated emission from a copper vapor laser with a photorefractive-crystal nonlinear mirror,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 1186–1188 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Marennikov, S.

I. Barkan, A. Vorobiyov, V. Lebedev, S. Marennikov, “Volume holographic grating in LiNb03—spatial-frequency selector for a tunable dye laser” Pis’ma Zh. Tek. Fiz. 19, 749–753 (1979).

McFarlane, R. A.

Odoulov, S.

Odoulov, S. G.

V. Yu. Bazhenov, S. F. Lyuksyutov, S. G. Odoulov, M. S. Soskin, “Kinetics of stimulated emission from a copper vapor laser with a photorefractive-crystal nonlinear mirror,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 1186–1188 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Rajbenbach, M.

Ramsey, J. M.

Sokolov, A. A.

A. A. Anikin, A. A. Sokolov, “Simulation of FHS-4 glass behavior under different illumination conditions,” Avtometriya 2, 112–115 (1986).

Soskin, M. S.

V. Yu. Bazhenov, S. F. Lyuksyutov, S. G. Odoulov, M. S. Soskin, “Kinetics of stimulated emission from a copper vapor laser with a photorefractive-crystal nonlinear mirror,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 1186–1188 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Steel, D. G.

Suchkov, A. F.

T. P. Belikova, E. A. Sviridenkov, A. F. Suchkov, “Weak absorption lines detection using Nd-glass laser,” Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 62, 2060–2065 (1972).

Sviridenkov, E. A.

T. P. Belikova, E. A. Sviridenkov, A. F. Suchkov, “Weak absorption lines detection using Nd-glass laser,” Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 62, 2060–2065 (1972).

Von der Linde, D.

D. Von der Linde, A. M. Glass, “Photorefractive effects for reversible holographic storage of information,” Appl. Phys. 8, 85–100 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Vorobiyov, A.

I. Barkan, A. Vorobiyov, V. Lebedev, S. Marennikov, “Volume holographic grating in LiNb03—spatial-frequency selector for a tunable dye laser” Pis’ma Zh. Tek. Fiz. 19, 749–753 (1979).

Weber, P. G.

White, J. O.

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, A. Yariv, “Theory and application of four-wave mixing in photorefractive media,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 12–30 (1984).
[CrossRef]

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, A. Yariv, “Passive (self-pumped) phase conjugate mirror: theoretical and experimental investigation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 689–691 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Whitten, W. B.

Yariv, A.

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, A. Yariv, “Theory and application of four-wave mixing in photorefractive media,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 12–30 (1984).
[CrossRef]

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, A. Yariv, “Passive (self-pumped) phase conjugate mirror: theoretical and experimental investigation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 689–691 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. (1)

D. Von der Linde, A. M. Glass, “Photorefractive effects for reversible holographic storage of information,” Appl. Phys. 8, 85–100 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, A. Yariv, “Passive (self-pumped) phase conjugate mirror: theoretical and experimental investigation,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 689–691 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Avtometriya (1)

A. A. Anikin, A. A. Sokolov, “Simulation of FHS-4 glass behavior under different illumination conditions,” Avtometriya 2, 112–115 (1986).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. O. White, A. Yariv, “Theory and application of four-wave mixing in photorefractive media,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 12–30 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (9)

J. Feinberg, “Self-pumped, continuous-wave phase conjugator using internal reflection,” Opt. Lett. 7, 486–488 (1982).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. A. McFarlane, D. G. Steel, “Laser oscillator using resonator with self-pumped phase-conjugate mirror,” Opt. Lett. 8, 208–210 (1983).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. B. Whitten, J. M. Ramsey, “Self-scanning of a dye laser due to feedback from a BaTi03 phase-conjugate reflector,” Opt. Lett. 9, 44–46 (1984).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Litvinenko, S. Odoulov, “Copper-vapor laser with self-starting LiNb03 nonlinear mirror,” Opt. Lett. 9, 68–72 (1984).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. C. Jahoda, P. G. Weber, J. Feinberg, “Optical feedback, wavelength response, and interference effects of self-pumped phase conjugation in BaTi03,” Opt. Lett. 9, 362–364 (1984).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Feinberg, G. D. Bacher, “Self-scanning of a continuous-wave dye laser having a phase-conjugating resonator cavity,” Opt. Lett. 9, 420–422 (1984).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Rajbenbach, J. P. Huignard, “Self-induced coherent oscillations with photorefractive Bi12SiO20 amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 10, 137–139 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. B. Whitten, J. M. Ramsey, “Mode selection in a continuous-wave dye laser with an intracavity photorefractive element,” Opt. Lett. 12, 117–119 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. M. Ramsey, W. B. Whitten, “Controlled scanning of a continuous-wave dye laser with an intracavity photorefractive element,” Opt. Lett. 12, 915–917 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. (1)

T. P. Belikova, E. A. Sviridenkov, A. F. Suchkov, “Weak absorption lines detection using Nd-glass laser,” Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 62, 2060–2065 (1972).

Pis’ma Zh. Tek. Fiz. (1)

I. Barkan, A. Vorobiyov, V. Lebedev, S. Marennikov, “Volume holographic grating in LiNb03—spatial-frequency selector for a tunable dye laser” Pis’ma Zh. Tek. Fiz. 19, 749–753 (1979).

Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (1)

V. Yu. Bazhenov, S. F. Lyuksyutov, S. G. Odoulov, M. S. Soskin, “Kinetics of stimulated emission from a copper vapor laser with a photorefractive-crystal nonlinear mirror,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 19, 1186–1188 (1989).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Experimental setup to demonstrate spectral equalization and spectrum evolution in time; (b) setup with a two-arm reconfigurable cavity to demonstrate autosweeping effect.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Demonstration of the spectral storage of sample and evolution of the laser spectrum over time. A Fabry–Perot étalon spectrum is shown at the top; the étalon was removed from the cavity with mirror Ml shut off 120 s after the beginning of crystal exposure.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Emergence of the holes in the spectrum: (a) Fabry–Perot étalon spectrum after 10 pulses of oscillation; (b) spectrum of oscillation 30 s after the start of crystal exposure with the étalon removed.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectral equalization over time. The time is shown after the beginning of crystal exposure.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Oscillation-frequency autosweeping in a reconfigurable cavity. The polarizer is tilted at angles of (a) γ = 43° and (b) γ= 60°. The sample is tilted to the cavity axes at angles (a) α = 10° and (b) α = 13°.

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