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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 28, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1989
  • pp: 3691–3697

Method of calculating the alignment tolerance of a Porro prism resonator

Jyh-Fa Lee and Chung Yee Leung  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 28, Issue 17, pp. 3691-3697 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.28.003691


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Abstract

A method of calculating the angular alignment tolerance of a Porro prism laser oscillator is presented. The reduction in mode volume due to misalignment is found by a ray optical approach. An analytical expression for alignment tolerance, in terms of resonator length L, prism azimuth angle θ, rod location L2, and rod aperture radius a is obtained. An experiment was set up to measure the laser output reduction due to reflector tilting. Results obtained are in good agreement with the theoretical predictions.

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History
Original Manuscript: February 1, 1989
Published: September 1, 1989

Citation
Jyh-Fa Lee and Chung Yee Leung, "Method of calculating the alignment tolerance of a Porro prism resonator," Appl. Opt. 28, 3691-3697 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-28-17-3691

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