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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2001
  • pp: 3038–3041

Multiple-return-pass beam divergence and the linewidth equation

Francisco J. Duarte  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 18, pp. 3038-3041 (2001)

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A multiple-return-pass equation for beam divergence that is applicable to multiple-prism grating tunable laser oscillators is derived by use of ray-transfer matrices. This beam divergence is then incorporated into the multiple-return-pass dispersive linewidth equation. A discussion of the application of the equation is given.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.2050) Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers

Original Manuscript: August 8, 2000
Published: June 20, 2001

Francisco J. Duarte, "Multiple-return-pass beam divergence and the linewidth equation," Appl. Opt. 40, 3038-3041 (2001)

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