Low expansion glass cavities with optically contacted mirrors can exhibit structural distortions at the mirrors which significantly shift the temperature at which dν/dT = 0. An analytical analysis that incorporates finite element modeling is given.
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(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.2230) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fabry-Perot
R. W. Fox, "Effect of Structural Distortion on Fabry-Perot Temperature Response," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CWI3.
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