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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 20 — Sep. 26, 2011
  • pp: 19752–19757

Generalized sensitivity factors for optical-axis perturbation in nonplanar ring resonators

Dandan Wen, Dong Li, and Jianlin Zhao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 20, pp. 19752-19757 (2011)

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By utilizing the generalized ray matrix for spherical mirror reflection, two new sensitivity factors are introduced considering the perturbation of the optical-axis caused by the radial and axial displacements of a spherical mirror in a nonplanar ring resonator. Based on this, a novel way for finding the location of the singular points of the sensitivity factors is presented. It is found that some nonplanar ring resonators with the effective modes may have the singular points of the sensitivity factors. The unsuitable regions for nonplanar ring resonators are also obtained from the perspective of the sensitivity factors.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3370) Lasers and laser optics : Laser gyroscopes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3560) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ring
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 26, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 7, 2011
Published: September 23, 2011

Dandan Wen, Dong Li, and Jianlin Zhao, "Generalized sensitivity factors for optical-axis perturbation in nonplanar ring resonators," Opt. Express 19, 19752-19757 (2011)

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