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Effects of thermally induced birefringence in high-output-power electro-optically Q-switched Nd:YAG lasers and their compensation.
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PMID:  20802685     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We show that thermally induced birefringence in an electro-optical crystal can play an important role in Q-switched Nd:YAG lasers with a high average power output. A compensation of the thermal effects in both active-element and electro-optical crystals is achieved by employing two identical Pockels cells instead of one, with a pi/2 polarization rotator between them in the so-called ring modulator. Experiments that are carried out show that undesirable thermopolarization effects are essentially eliminated by using this new optical configuration. A detailed description in terms of Jones matrices of the properties of the proposed resonator is also included.
S Z Kurtev; O E Denchev; S D Savov
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied optics     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0003-6935     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Opt     Publication Date:  1993 Jan 
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Created Date:  2010-08-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0247660     Medline TA:  Appl Opt     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  278-85     Citation Subset:  -    
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