Dual-polarization frequency-modulated laser source

G. W. Baxter*, J. M. Dawes, P. Dekker, D. S. Knowles

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    Abstract

    Diode-pumped 1.3-μm as well as 1.06-μm Nd:YAG lasers have been operated with two orthogonally polarized modes at slightly different frequencies. The frequency difference, controlled by an intracavity electrooptic crystal, may be modulated. Thus, two polarized outputs are obtained; one at a constant frequency, and the other frequency-modulated. This is a novel source for frequency-modulated heterodyne detection systems where the reference (local oscillator) frequency originates from the signal laser itself and is automatically locked to it.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1015-1017
    Number of pages3
    JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
    Volume8
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 1996

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