Ivan Mukhin

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A compensation scheme for thermally induced birefringence in Faraday isolators is proposed. With the use of this scheme a 36-fold increase of the isolation degree was attained in experiment. A comparative analysis of the considered scheme and the earlier Faraday isolator schemes with high average radiation power is performed. A method for optimizing the(More)
Spatial modulation of a laser beam with a transverse size of the order of one grain size is experimentally found at thermal depolarization in Nd:YAG ceramics. This effect, which was theoretically predicted earlier, is typical for ceramics only, with no analogs either in glasses or in single crystals.
This work presents a new design for the laser gain module based on a ytterbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Yb:YAG) single-crystal thin rod. Thermal effects (temperature, phase, and polarization distortion of laser radiation) and small signal gain are investigated both experimentally and theoretically. We then analyzed the influence of thermal effects and(More)
The first measurements of thermally induced depolarization in a [110] oriented cubic crystal at powerful heat release were made. It was demonstrated that depolarization in a crystal with such orientation may be less than in analogous crystals having orientation [001] or [111]. In a TGG crystal, for example, maximum depolarization value was 10% and dropped(More)
The concept of the thin-tapered-rod Yb:YAG amplifier with waveguide pumping is proposed and implemented. It is shown that such an amplifier demonstrates considerably higher small signal gain and is less affected by thermal effects than the thin-rod ("single-crystal fiber") amplifier. In the developed amplifier, a small signal gain as high as 23 per pass is(More)
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