A scheme is described for changing the quality factor of a laser cavity by rotating a glass plate around the laser axis. In order to check the setup, the output power of a laser is measured, and good agreement is obtained with the semi-classical laser theory.
© 1981 Optical Society of America
E. Stijns, "Changing the quality factor of a laser with a glass plate," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 71, 118-120 (1981)