We present an algebraic method that allows for obtaining explicit expressions of the modes of a twisted optical cavity. We apply it to study the orbital angular momentum that is associated with the twist.
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(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(080.2730) Geometric optics : Matrix methods in paraxial optics
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
G. Nienhuis and S. J. Habraken, "The Structure of Twisted Cavity Modes," in Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CSuA31.
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