Manipulation of linearly polarized states in a diodepumped YAG/Tm:YAG/YAG bulk laser

Yanying Li, Weidong Chen, Haifeng Lin, Da Ke, Ge Zhang, Yung-Fu Chen

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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrated the manipulation of 2 μm linearly polarized states in a diode-pumped YAG/Tm: YAG/YAG laser with high polarization extinction ratio of 28 dB for the very first time to the best of our knowledge. A stable linearly polarized state of 2 μm was achieved without using any specific intracavity optical polarizationselected elements. The unexpected phenomenon of tunable linear polarization directions was observed. Multidistinct linear polarization directions were experimentally obtained, including the peculiar case of switchable orthogonally linear polarization directions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1945-1948
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Volume39
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2014

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