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Bistable polarization switching in a continuous wave ruby laserBistability in the output power, polarization state, and mode volume of an argon-ion laser pumped single mode ruby laser at 6943 A has been observed. The laser operates in a radially confined mode which exhibits hysteresis and bistability only when the pump polarization is parallel to the c-axis.
Document ID
19880047721
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Lawandy, N. M. (Brown Univ. Providence, RI, United States)
Afzal, R. Sohrab (Brown University Providence, RI, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
March 15, 1988
Publication Information
Publication: Optics Communications
Volume: 65
ISSN: 0030-4018
Subject Category
LASERS AND MASERS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG5-526
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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