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Interferometry and Laser Control with Solid Fabry-Perot Etalons

Peterson, Don G. and Yariv, Amnon (1966) Interferometry and Laser Control with Solid Fabry-Perot Etalons. Applied Optics, 5 (6). pp. 985-991. ISSN 0003-6935.

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The use and analysis of solid Fabry-Perot etalons for interferometry and laser control are discussed and supported with experimental data. Low angle scattering is found to be an important factor influencing finesse and peak transmission. Thermal tuning sensitivity and wedge-angle control with thermal gradients are analyzed and illustrated. Control of laser oscillations using a solid-state etalon as a laser cavity end mirror is discussed. The use of the solid etalon as an optical cavity coupler is applied to the problem. of sideband energy removal from an internally modulated laser.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 1966 Optical Society of America. Received 21 December 1965. The authors are indebted to Spectra-Physics Incorporated for the loan of a single-frequency laser unit. This work was supported by the Lockheed Independent Research Fund.
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Official Citation:Don G. Peterson and Amnon Yariv, "Interferometry and Laser Control with Solid Fabry-Perot Etalons," Appl. Opt. 5, 985-991 (1966)
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