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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Vol. 13, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1996
  • pp: 926–937

Laser modes and threshold conditions in N-mirror resonators

Christian Pedersen and Torben Skettrup  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 13, Issue 5, pp. 926-937 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.13.000926


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Abstract

Two formal methods for finding laser modes and threshold conditions in laser resonators containing as many as N mirrors are presented. The first method is based on an analysis determining the reflectivity and the transmittivity of an N-mirror system with gain. This is an extension of the classical 2 × 2 matrix method. The second method is based on self-consistency equations for the system and directly yields the circulating fields of the individual resonators. A set of rules has been proved to allow these fields to be calculated directly by means of inspection. The laser oscillation condition for an N-mirror system is found. Examples are given for systems with as many as five mirrors.

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Christian Pedersen and Torben Skettrup, "Laser modes and threshold conditions in N-mirror resonators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 13, 926-937 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-13-5-926

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