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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 2002
  • pp: 1668–1676

Relaxation oscillations in a laser with a Gaussian mirror

Agnieszka Mossakowska-Wyszyńska, Piotr Witoński, and Paweł Szczepański  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 9, pp. 1668-1676 (2002)

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We present an analysis of the relaxation oscillations in a laser with a Gaussian mirror by taking into account the three-dimensional spatial field distribution of the laser modes and the spatial hole burning effect. In particular, we discuss the influence of the Gaussian mirror peak reflectivity and a Gaussian parameter on the damping rate and frequency of the relaxation oscillation for two different laser structures, i.e., with a classically unstable resonator and a classically stable resonator.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers

Original Manuscript: May 25, 2001
Revised Manuscript: October 29, 2001
Published: March 20, 2002

Agnieszka Mossakowska-Wyszyńska, Piotr Witoński, and Paweł Szczepański, "Relaxation oscillations in a laser with a Gaussian mirror," Appl. Opt. 41, 1668-1676 (2002)

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