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  • Vol. 72, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1982
  • pp: 853–860

Mode discrimination and coupling losses in rectangular-waveguide resonators with conventional and phase-conjugate mirrors

Jean-Luc Boulnois and Govind P. Agrawal  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 72, Issue 7, pp. 853-860 (1982)

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Coupling losses in a waveguide-laser resonator are considered for an arbitrary waveguide mode. For a rectangular waveguide the coupling efficiency is shown to be expressed in terms of a onefold integral, which can be evaluated in a closed form for three practical cases of interest corresponding to plane-parallel, half-concentric, and semiconfocal geometries. The results are used to discuss the extent of mode discrimination as well as the choice of optimum parameters for a compact waveguide-resonator design. The case of a phase-conjugate mirror is also considered. When an effective finite mirror size is used, a phase-conjugate waveguide resonator is shown to be capable of transverse-mode discrimination while providing low coupling losses for the fundamental waveguide mode.

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Jean-Luc Boulnois and Govind P. Agrawal, "Mode discrimination and coupling losses in rectangular-waveguide resonators with conventional and phase-conjugate mirrors," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 72, 853-860 (1982)

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