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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 1992
  • pp: 6979–6982

Cavity dispersion equation Δλ ≈ Δθ(∂θ/∂λ)−1: a note on its origin

F. J. Duarte  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 33, pp. 6979-6982 (1992)

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A simple derivation of the cavity dispersion equation for high-gain pulsed lasers, Δλ ≈ Δθ(∂θ/∂λ)−1, is provided by using Dirac’s notation for probability amplitudes as applied to the analysis of dispersive cavities.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 22, 1992
Published: November 20, 1992

F. J. Duarte, "Cavity dispersion equation Δλ ≈ Δθ(∂θ/∂λ)−1: a note on its origin," Appl. Opt. 31, 6979-6982 (1992)

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