Abstract

We reported the feedback characteristics of a ring laser with nonreciprocal feedback configuration. The clockwise/counterclockwise laser output is reflected and then reinjected into the cavity with the same direction. A nonreciprocal device composed of two quarter-wave plates and a Faraday rotator is placed in the feedback path so as to form a nonreciprocal feedback configuration. The beat frequency of the ring laser depends on the parameters of optical components in the nonreciprocal feedback path. As a result, it provides a new method for self-mixing interferometry. We discussed the possibility to use the nonreciprocal feedback to bias the ring laser, which, to our knowledge, is a novel optical biasing method.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Zhang, Y.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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L. Scalise, Y. Yu, G. Giuliani, G. Plantier, and T. Bosch, IEEE Trans. Instrum. Meas. 53, 223 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

New Sci.

P. King and G. J. Steward, New Sci. 17, 180 (1963).

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. A

M. B. Spencer and W. E. Lamb, Phys. Rev. A 5, 884 (1972).
[CrossRef]

H. R. Bilger and A. T. Zavodny, Phys. Rev. A 5, 591 (1972).
[CrossRef]

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N. V. Kravtsov and N. N. Kravtsov, Quantum Electron. 29, 378 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Rep. Prog. Phys.

G. E. Stedman, Rep. Prog. Phys. 60, 615 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Mod. Phys.

W. W. Chow, J. Gea-Banacloche, L. M. Pedrotti, V. E. Sanders, W. Schleich, and M. O. Scully, Rev. Mod. Phys. 57, 61 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Other

J. Y. Son, I. A. Stlilets, Y. J. Choi, and J. E. Ban, “High accuracy ring laser interferometer using an external cavity ring laser,” U.S. patent 6,441,907 (August27, 2002).

M. W. Weber, “Ring laser having amplitude and phase controlled externally injected back scatter,” U.S. patent 4,807,998 (February28, 1989).

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