A method is presented for finding the output phase front ψ(r,ϕ) of a large Fresnel number unstable resonator misfigures and misalignments. The technique, which is based on geometric optics, can also be with mirror used to analyze the effects of index of refraction variations. The near-field phase is then used to find the far-field on-axis intensity.
© 1981 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 27, 1981
Published: September 15, 1981
Jeffrey B. Shellan and Glenn Zeiders, "Calculation of the near field phase in unstable resonators with mirror misfigures," Appl. Opt. 20, 3172-3175 (1981)