Polarization-controlled optical ring cavity (PORC) tunable pulse stretcher

Andrew P. Williamson, Johannes Kiefer*

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Abstract

A new concept and a theoretical approach for modeling a tunable polarization-controlled optical ring cavity pulse stretcher is demonstrated. The technique discussed herein permits highly simplified and flexible tuning of the temporal shape of nanosecond duration pulses. Using half-wave plates positioned extra- and intracavity, transmission to reflection ratios across both input faces of a polarization beam splitter can easily be controlled. The resulting models indicate a further reduction in peak intensity of 30%, with respect to conventional dielectric beam splitting optical ring cavities, when configured under equivalent and optimized cavity settings. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-105
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Communications
Volume372
Early online date12 Apr 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016

Keywords

  • Pulse stretching
  • Damage threshold
  • Laser-induced breakdown
  • Ring cavity
  • Polarization
  • STIMULATED RAMAN-SCATTERING
  • SWITCHED RUBY-LASER
  • YAG LASER
  • SPECTROSCOPY
  • TEMPERATURE
  • ND

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Polarization-controlled optical ring cavity (PORC) tunable pulse stretcher. / Williamson, Andrew P.; Kiefer, Johannes.

In: Optics Communications, Vol. 372, 01.08.2016, p. 98-105.

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Williamson, Andrew P. ; Kiefer, Johannes. / Polarization-controlled optical ring cavity (PORC) tunable pulse stretcher. In: Optics Communications. 2016 ; Vol. 372. pp. 98-105.
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