, Volume 47, Issue 10-11, pp 729-742

Polarization dynamics of longitudinally monomode bipolarized microchip solid-state lasers

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Abstract

This paper is devoted to the polarization dynamics of a longitudinally monomode bipolarized Nd:YAG laser: the low-frequency polarization dynamics of a microchip laser is studied experimentally and theoretically. The intensities and the relaxation oscillation spectrum of orthogonally polarized modes versus the direction of pump polarization is observed. A phase-sensitive model of a longitudinally monomode bipolarized solid-state laser with linear polarized diode laser pump is developed to account for the experimental observations.

Translated from Izvestiya Vysshikh Uchebnykh Zavedenii, Radiofizika, Vol. 47, Nos. 10–11, pp. 813–827, October–November, 2004.
This research was supported by INTAS (grant 99-00794), by Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project Nos. 02-02-17046 and 03-02-17243), and by the Council on the Grants of the President of the Russian Federation for Support of Leading Scientific Schools (grant No. 1622.2003.2). The authors are thankful to Ya. I. Khanin for permanent attention to this work, helpful discussions, and comments.