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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)

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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.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

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

Nathalie McCarthy and Pierre Lavigne, "Optical resonators with Gaussian reflectivity mirrors: output beam characteristics," Appl. Opt. 23, 3845-3850 (1984)

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