Investigation of frequency stability and design criteria of ring lasers

Christian Pedersen, P. Lichtenberg Hansen, Preben Buchhave, Torben Skettrup

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We present a comprehensive Jones matrix analysis of two commonly used ring laser resonators. Different aspects on how to obtain low loss eigenmodes and/or high loss difference between the two directions of the cavity, and thus high frequency stability, are investigated. Also different approximations are evaluated. Since the theory has been kept general, the derived results can be applied to a large class of ring laser designs. Finally the influence of backscattered light on the stability is considered. Experimental results on two ring lasers are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Solid-State Lasers, Technical Digest
Place of PublicationWashington DC
PublisherOptical Society of America
Publication date1996
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Event11th Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid State Lasers - San Fransisco, United States
Duration: 31 Jan 19963 Feb 1996


Conference11th Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid State Lasers
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Fransisco

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