Control of ring lasers by means of coupled cavities

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Variable phase coupling to an external ring is used to control a unidirectional ring laser. The observed behavior of the coupled rings is explained theoretically. We have found experimentally that by quickly changing the phase of the feedback from the external ring it is possible to Q-switch the ring laser. Also, at certain values of the phase of the feedback in the external ring, instabilities in the total system occur and oscillations arise in the ring laser.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals, and Applications
Number of pages2
Place of PublicationKaua'i-Lihue, HI
Publication date2000
ISBN (Print)1-55752-646-X
Publication statusPublished - 2000
EventNonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals, and Applications - Kaua'i-Lihue, HI, United States
Duration: 6 Aug 200010 Aug 2000


ConferenceNonlinear Optics
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKaua'i-Lihue, HI
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