We present the first detailed account of modelling kaleidoscope laser modes where the equivalent Fresnel number Neqand magnification M may assume arbitrary values. The convergence toward circularity is also investigated through extensive numerical computations.
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(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
J. M. Christian, G. S. McDonald, and J. G. Huang, "Kaleidoscope Lasers - Complexity in Simple Optical Systems," in Advanced Photonics & Renewable Energy, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper NME39.
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