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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2012
  • pp: 507–512

Analysis of an optical resonator formed by a pair of specially shaped axicons

Masamori Endo, Motoi Sasaki, and Ryoji Koseki  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 4, pp. 507-512 (2012)

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We propose a design for an optical resonator suited to using large-bore active media. The resonator consists of a pair of waxicons, so we call it a “wwaxicon optical resonator.” The resonator is considered a conventional (solid) resonator surrounded by coaxial annular resonators. A numerical simulation of the resonator designed for use in a commercial CO2 laser is performed. It is found that parasitic oscillation modes can be suppressed by the use of an spatial-frequency filter. The resonator exhibits oscillation in the TEM01* transverse mode and produces twice as much output power as a sevenfold multipass stable optical resonator.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(220.1920) Optical design and fabrication : Diamond machining
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 15, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 17, 2012
Published: March 20, 2012

Masamori Endo, Motoi Sasaki, and Ryoji Koseki, "Analysis of an optical resonator formed by a pair of specially shaped axicons," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 507-512 (2012)

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