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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1832–1843

Propagation and focusing of Gaussian beams generated by Gaussian mirror resonators

Yajun Li  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 19, Issue 9, pp. 1832-1843 (2002)

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The propagation and focusing properties of a class of Gaussian beams generated by optical resonators with Gaussian reflectivity mirrors are investigated. Attention is concentrated on the following two beams in this class: (a) the annular Gaussian beam (the Gaussian doughnut mode) and (b) the flat-topped Gaussian beam. A class of flat-topped Gaussian beams is introduced. All analysis is limited to a coherent superposition scheme of the lowest-order Gaussian modes (TEM00) that have different parameters.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(220.2560) Optical design and fabrication : Propagating methods
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

Original Manuscript: December 18, 2001
Revised Manuscript: March 26, 2002
Manuscript Accepted: April 24, 2002
Published: September 1, 2002

Yajun Li, "Propagation and focusing of Gaussian beams generated by Gaussian mirror resonators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 1832-1843 (2002)

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