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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1139–1141

Comment on “Eigenfields and output beams of an unstable Bessel–Gauss resonator”

Raul I. Hernandez-Aranda and Julio C. Gutiérrez-Vega  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 7, pp. 1139-1141 (2007)

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We comment on a recent paper by D. Ling et al. [Appl. Opt. 45, 4102 (2006)]. In that paper, the authors adopted the entire matrix formalism that we established in a previous work [J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22, 1909 (2005)] for finding the eigenmodes of an unstable Bessel resonator. Nevertheless, the results are inaccurate mainly because (a) it was overlooked that light crosses through the axicon twice in a complete round trip and (b) the numerical method used to evaluate the diffraction integral equations cannot resolve the eigenvalues and eigenfields for the given resonator configuration.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.4130) Lasers and laser optics : Molecular gas lasers

Original Manuscript: June 23, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 17, 2006
Published: February 12, 2007

Raul I. Hernandez-Aranda and Julio C. Gutiérrez-Vega, "Comment on "Eigenfields and output beams of an unstable Bessel-Gauss resonator"," Appl. Opt. 46, 1139-1141 (2007)

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