The directional behavior of power losses in aberrated multiaperture optical resonators with one or two phase-conjugate mirrors is investigated through integral equations and the reciprocity theorem. In a resonator with one phasecohjugate mirror, the losses of the mode traveling from the conventional mirror to the phase-conjugate mirror are shown to be larger than the losses of the counterpropagating mode. In a resonator with two phase-conjugate mirrors, the losses along each direction are found to be equal.
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M. Piché, P. A. Bélanger, and C. Paré, "Losses of phase-conjugate resonators: directional behavior in aberrated multiaperture cavities," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 73, 1825-1827 (1983)