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Sensors 2011, 11(2), 2195-2245; doi:10.3390/s110202195
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Self-Mixing Thin-Slice Solid-State Laser Metrology

Department of Human and Information Science, Tokai University, 1117 Kitakaname, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa 259-1207, Japan
Received: 21 January 2011 / Revised: 31 January 2011 / Accepted: 9 February 2011 / Published: 15 February 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Optical Resonant Microsensors)

Abstract

This paper reviews the dynamic effect of thin-slice solid-state lasers subjected to frequency-shifted optical feedback, which led to the discovery of the self-mixing modulation effect, and its applications to quantum-noise-limited versatile laser metrology systems with extreme optical sensitivity.
Keywords: laser-diode pumping; thin-slice solid-state laser; self-mixing modulation; optical metrology laser-diode pumping; thin-slice solid-state laser; self-mixing modulation; optical metrology
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