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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 2002
  • pp: 6991–6999

Helicoid modal analysis of laser oscillators with spherical aberration

Chandler Kennedy  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 33, pp. 6991-6999 (2002)

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A technique for the modal decomposition of laser beams allows an analysis of laser oscillators perturbed by rod spherical aberration. Beam quality can be degraded or improved, depending on whether the beam scale increases or decreases with lens power. Efficient power extraction is problematic, however.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

Original Manuscript: May 8, 2002
Revised Manuscript: September 16, 2002
Published: November 20, 2002

Chandler Kennedy, "Helicoid modal analysis of laser oscillators with spherical aberration," Appl. Opt. 41, 6991-6999 (2002)

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