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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1970
  • pp: 2729–2736

Unstable Optical Resonator Loss Calculations Using the Prony Method

A. E. Siegman and H. Y. Miller  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 9, Issue 12, pp. 2729-2736 (1970)

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The eigenvalues for all the significant low-order resonant modes of an unstable optical resonator with circular mirrors are computed using an eigenvalue method called the Prony method. A general equivalence relation is also given, by means of which one can obtain the design parameters for a single-ended unstable resonator of the type usually employed in practical lasers, from the calculated or tabulated values for an equivalent symmetric or double-ended unstable resonator.

© 1970 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 20, 1970
Published: December 1, 1970

A. E. Siegman and H. Y. Miller, "Unstable Optical Resonator Loss Calculations Using the Prony Method," Appl. Opt. 9, 2729-2736 (1970)

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