Abstract

Single-mode operation of a monolithic semiconductor-laser-pumped unidirectional ring Nd:YAG laser has been demonstrated at 1319 and 1338 nm. The ring design optimizes the polarization eigenvalue difference between counterpropagating modes of the ring. The laser threshold is 4.5 mW, and the magnetic-field requirement for unidirectional operation is approximately 100 G.

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1985 (1)

1984 (1)

O. E. Nanii, A. N. Shelaev, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 14, 638 (1984).
[CrossRef]

1979 (1)

F. Biraben, Opt. Commun. 29, 353 (1979).
[CrossRef]

1977 (1)

K. Otsuka, S. Miyazawa, T. Yamada, H. Iwasaki, J. Nakano, J. Appl. Phys. 48, 2099 (1977).
[CrossRef]

1975 (1)

S. Singh, D. C. Miller, J. R. Potopowicz, L. K. Shick, J. Appl. Phys. 46, 1191 (1975).
[CrossRef]

1972 (1)

A. R. Clobes, M. J. Brienza, Appl. Phys. Lett. 21, 265 (1972).
[CrossRef]

1963 (1)

C. L. Tang, H. Statz, G. DeMars, J. Appl. Phys. 21, 2289 (1963).
[CrossRef]

Biraben, F.

F. Biraben, Opt. Commun. 29, 353 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Born, M.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, New York, 1975).

Brienza, M. J.

A. R. Clobes, M. J. Brienza, Appl. Phys. Lett. 21, 265 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Byer, R. L.

Clobes, A. R.

A. R. Clobes, M. J. Brienza, Appl. Phys. Lett. 21, 265 (1972).
[CrossRef]

DeMars, G.

C. L. Tang, H. Statz, G. DeMars, J. Appl. Phys. 21, 2289 (1963).
[CrossRef]

Iwasaki, H.

K. Otsuka, S. Miyazawa, T. Yamada, H. Iwasaki, J. Nakano, J. Appl. Phys. 48, 2099 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Kane, T. J.

Miller, D. C.

S. Singh, D. C. Miller, J. R. Potopowicz, L. K. Shick, J. Appl. Phys. 46, 1191 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Miyazawa, S.

K. Otsuka, S. Miyazawa, T. Yamada, H. Iwasaki, J. Nakano, J. Appl. Phys. 48, 2099 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Nakano, J.

K. Otsuka, S. Miyazawa, T. Yamada, H. Iwasaki, J. Nakano, J. Appl. Phys. 48, 2099 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Nanii, O. E.

O. E. Nanii, A. N. Shelaev, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 14, 638 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Otsuka, K.

K. Otsuka, S. Miyazawa, T. Yamada, H. Iwasaki, J. Nakano, J. Appl. Phys. 48, 2099 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Potopowicz, J. R.

S. Singh, D. C. Miller, J. R. Potopowicz, L. K. Shick, J. Appl. Phys. 46, 1191 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Shelaev, A. N.

O. E. Nanii, A. N. Shelaev, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 14, 638 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Shick, L. K.

S. Singh, D. C. Miller, J. R. Potopowicz, L. K. Shick, J. Appl. Phys. 46, 1191 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Singh, S.

S. Singh, D. C. Miller, J. R. Potopowicz, L. K. Shick, J. Appl. Phys. 46, 1191 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Statz, H.

C. L. Tang, H. Statz, G. DeMars, J. Appl. Phys. 21, 2289 (1963).
[CrossRef]

Tang, C. L.

C. L. Tang, H. Statz, G. DeMars, J. Appl. Phys. 21, 2289 (1963).
[CrossRef]

Wolf, E.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, New York, 1975).

Yamada, T.

K. Otsuka, S. Miyazawa, T. Yamada, H. Iwasaki, J. Nakano, J. Appl. Phys. 48, 2099 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

A. R. Clobes, M. J. Brienza, Appl. Phys. Lett. 21, 265 (1972).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (3)

K. Otsuka, S. Miyazawa, T. Yamada, H. Iwasaki, J. Nakano, J. Appl. Phys. 48, 2099 (1977).
[CrossRef]

S. Singh, D. C. Miller, J. R. Potopowicz, L. K. Shick, J. Appl. Phys. 46, 1191 (1975).
[CrossRef]

C. L. Tang, H. Statz, G. DeMars, J. Appl. Phys. 21, 2289 (1963).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

F. Biraben, Opt. Commun. 29, 353 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (1)

O. E. Nanii, A. N. Shelaev, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 14, 638 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, New York, 1975).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

The quasi-planar ring design.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

The three TIR’s of Fig. 1 unfolded into a linear path with equivalent wave plates. The coordinates are referenced to the ADB plane. S represents the wave-plate axis equivalent to the axis perpendicular to the plane of incidence of the TIR mirror.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) The magnitude squared of the lowest-loss polarization eigenvalue, plotted against the out-of-plane rotation angle α. The secondary variable is the magnetic-field magnitude. (b) The differential loss plotted versus α for the same magnetic fields as in (a).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

The dependence of the unidirectional ring-laser output power on (●) the 590-nm dye-laser pump power and (×) the 795-nm semiconductor laser pump power.

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P threshold = A h c L λ p τ σ ( 1 - e - α p D ) ,

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