OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 25, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1986
  • pp: 2947–2954

Transverse modes of a laser resonator with Gaussian mirrors

Dwight M. Walsh and Larry V. Knight  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 25, Issue 17, pp. 2947-2954 (1986)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.25.002947


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (835 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Analytical methods are presented for transverse mode analysis of a laser resonator having spherical mirrors with a Gaussian reflectivity profile. The modes of this type of resonator have a form similar to that of the conventional Gaussian modes, but it is necessary to define an additional beam parameter to meet the self-consistency requirement for resonator modes. Stability of both the conventional complex beam parameter and the additional parameter is discussed. It is predicted mathematically that small perturbations in the new beam parameter will cause the intensity profile of the higher-order modes to evolve into that of the fundamental mode. Mode losses and discrimination are also discussed. The results may be useful in the design of regenerative laser amplifiers.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 1, 1985
Published: September 1, 1986

Citation
Dwight M. Walsh and Larry V. Knight, "Transverse modes of a laser resonator with Gaussian mirrors," Appl. Opt. 25, 2947-2954 (1986)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-25-17-2947

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you are accessing the full text through a member bundle, please use the Enhanced HTML link to gain access to the citation lists and other restricted features. Note that accessing both the PDF and HTML versions of an article will count as only one download against your account.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you are accessing the full text through a member bundle, please use the Enhanced HTML link to gain access to the citation lists and other restricted features. Note that accessing both the PDF and HTML versions of an article will count as only one download against your account.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you wish to use one of your free member downloads to view the figures, click "Enhanced HTML" above and access the figures from the article itself or from the navigation tab.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you are accessing the full text through a member bundle, please use the Enhanced HTML link to gain access to the citation lists and other restricted features. Note that accessing both the PDF and HTML versions of an article will count as only one download against your account.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited