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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 15, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1976
  • pp: 167–178

Modes in misaligned unstable resonators

Paul Horwitz  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 15, Issue 1, pp. 167-178 (1976)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.15.000167


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Abstract

A previously developed technique for the calculation of modes of perfectly aligned unstable resonators in the limit of large Fresnel number is here extended to include effects of misalignment. It is shown how asymptotic techniques may be employed to simplify the calculation of near- and far-field patterns produced by such modes. The basic conclusion is that rectangular aperture unstable resonators are quite insensitive to misalignment, in the sense that the lowest-loss mode continues to be essentially diffraction limited as long as the feedback mirror remains well within the output beam.

© 1976 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: May 12, 1975
Published: January 1, 1976

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Paul Horwitz, "Modes in misaligned unstable resonators," Appl. Opt. 15, 167-178 (1976)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-15-1-167

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