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.
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(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
Agnieszka Mossakowska-Wyszyńska, Piotr Witoński, and Pawel Szczepański, "Relaxation Oscillations in a Laser with a Gaussian Mirror," Appl. Opt. 41, 1668-1676 (2002)