A simple result of scalar diffraction theory is used to derive the round trip phase accrual of a plane wave in dye laser oscillators containing gratings. This is used to determine configurations where the standing wave condition is satisfied at the feedback wavelength throughout an angle scan. We find that at least one such exactly synchronous configuration always exists regardless of oscillator type.
© 1985 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 2, 1985
Published: September 1, 1985
Patrick McNicholl and Harold J. Metcalf, "Synchronous cavity mode and feedback wavelength scanning in dye laser oscillators with gratings," Appl. Opt. 24, 2757-2761 (1985)