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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1984
  • pp: 3845–3850

Optical resonators with Gaussian reflectivity mirrors: output beam characteristics

Nathalie McCarthy and Pierre Lavigne  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 21, pp. 3845-3850 (1984)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.23.003845


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Abstract

The characteristics of Gaussian beams which are transmitted through complementary Gaussian reflectivity couplers are analyzed. It is shown that the coupled beam properties are strongly dependent on the coupler focal length. The on-axis far-field brightness can be improved by 1.5 and the misalignment sensitivity minimized when the coupler collimates the transmitted beam.

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History
Original Manuscript: May 5, 1984
Published: November 1, 1984

Citation
Nathalie McCarthy and Pierre Lavigne, "Optical resonators with Gaussian reflectivity mirrors: output beam characteristics," Appl. Opt. 23, 3845-3850 (1984)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-23-21-3845


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