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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 6 — Mar. 24, 2003
  • pp: 632–638

Laterally periodic resonator for large-area gain lasers

Yan Feng and Ken-ichi Ueda  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 6, pp. 632-638 (2003)

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Laterally periodic resonators, which can be constructed by use of transversely periodic phase- or amplitude-modulating elements in a cavity, are proposed for stabilization and generation of transversely coherent output from large-area gain. Lasers with periodic resonators have the combined features of conventional cavities and laser arrays. Significant low-order transverse modes and mode discrimination of a sample resonator with intracavity periodic phase elements are investigated numerically by the iteration method. Wave-propagation calculations are carried out by use of a fast Fourier transform, and a modified Prony method is used to evaluate wave functions and losses of transverse modes. Results of numerical calculations are consistent with expectations.

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(140.3290) Lasers and laser optics : Laser arrays
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: November 15, 2002
Revised Manuscript: March 11, 2003
Published: March 24, 2003

Yan Feng and Ken-ichi Ueda, "Laterally periodic resonator for large-area gain lasers," Opt. Express 11, 632-638 (2003)

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