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Title: Nonorthogonal polarisation eigenstates in anisotropic cavities

Abstract

The Jones matrix method is used to analyse the polarisation eigenmodes of a solid-state laser with an anisotropic Fabry - Perot cavity containing amplitude and phase anisotropic elements. The results demonstrate that, when the axes of these elements do not coincide, the eigenpolarisations become elliptical and nonorthogonal. The ellipticities and azimuths of the polarisation modes and the magnitude and phase of the nonorthogonality parameter are determined as functions of polariser angle at different relationships between the amplitude and phase anisotropies, and the effect is shown to be strongest at a polariser angle of 45{sup 0}. There is critical phase anisotropy, dependent on amplitude anisotropy, at which the magnitude of the nonorthogonality parameter and ellipticity of the polarisation modes approach unity. (resonators)

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhny Novgorod (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21552669
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 41; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: DOI: 10.1070/QE2011v041n06ABEH014562; Journal ID: ISSN 1063-7818
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; AMPLITUDES; ANGULAR DISTRIBUTION; ANISOTROPY; EIGENSTATES; FABRY-PEROT INTERFEROMETER; LASER CAVITIES; MATRICES; POLARIZATION; SOLID STATE LASERS; DISTRIBUTION; INTERFEROMETERS; LASERS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS

Citation Formats

Mamaev, Yu A, and Khandokhin, Pavel A. Nonorthogonal polarisation eigenstates in anisotropic cavities. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1070/QE2011V041N06ABEH014562.
Mamaev, Yu A, & Khandokhin, Pavel A. Nonorthogonal polarisation eigenstates in anisotropic cavities. United States. doi:10.1070/QE2011V041N06ABEH014562.
Mamaev, Yu A, and Khandokhin, Pavel A. Thu . "Nonorthogonal polarisation eigenstates in anisotropic cavities". United States. doi:10.1070/QE2011V041N06ABEH014562.
@article{osti_21552669,
title = {Nonorthogonal polarisation eigenstates in anisotropic cavities},
author = {Mamaev, Yu A and Khandokhin, Pavel A},
abstractNote = {The Jones matrix method is used to analyse the polarisation eigenmodes of a solid-state laser with an anisotropic Fabry - Perot cavity containing amplitude and phase anisotropic elements. The results demonstrate that, when the axes of these elements do not coincide, the eigenpolarisations become elliptical and nonorthogonal. The ellipticities and azimuths of the polarisation modes and the magnitude and phase of the nonorthogonality parameter are determined as functions of polariser angle at different relationships between the amplitude and phase anisotropies, and the effect is shown to be strongest at a polariser angle of 45{sup 0}. There is critical phase anisotropy, dependent on amplitude anisotropy, at which the magnitude of the nonorthogonality parameter and ellipticity of the polarisation modes approach unity. (resonators)},
doi = {10.1070/QE2011V041N06ABEH014562},
journal = {Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.)},
issn = {1063-7818},
number = 6,
volume = 41,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {6}
}