Abstract

Using a monoprism of anisotropic crystal with special configuration, we can combine between two and four laser beams for them to propagate in a single direction. This method is simpler than previously used ones.

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  1. L. V. Alekseeva, I. V. Povkh, V. I. Stroganov, B. I. Kidyarov, and P. G. Pasko, J. Opt. Technol. 69, 441 (2002).
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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Prism of anisotropic crystal with four-beam-splitting effect. 1, entrance side; 2, reflective side; 3, exit side; 4, incident beam; 5–8, beams leaving the prism (oe, oo, ee, and eo, respectively, for positive crystal; eo, ee, oo, and oe, respectively, for negative crystal); ZZ, optic axis.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Position of the optic axis.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Dependences of angles of exit α 5 on angle of incidence α for calcite crystals: 1, oe beam; 2, oo beam; 3, ee beam; 4, eo beam. Points 5–8 define angles of incidence required for combined beams.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Dependences of angles of exit α 5 on angle of incidence α for paratellurite crystals: 1, eo beam; 2, ee beam; 3, oo beam; 4, oe beam. Points 5–8 define angles of incidence required for combined beams.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Paths of beams when combining: 1–4, incident beams; 5–7, result beams.

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n 1 ( i ) sin i = n 2 ( j ) sin j ,

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