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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1975
  • pp: 1193–1199

Gaussian Modes in High Loss Laser Resonators

Lee W. Casperson and Susan D. Lunnam  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 14, Issue 5, pp. 1193-1199 (1975)

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Matrix techniques are applied to the mode analysis of laser resonators having spherical mirrors and Gaussian profiles of the mirror reflectivity. These same analytical methods provide a useful approximation to the mode and loss characteristics of conventional resonators having an abrupt discontinuity of the reflectivity. Mode selection in apertured waveguides and resonators is also discussed.

© 1975 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 16, 1974
Published: May 1, 1975

Lee W. Casperson and Susan D. Lunnam, "Gaussian Modes in High Loss Laser Resonators," Appl. Opt. 14, 1193-1199 (1975)

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