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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 21 — Oct. 17, 2007
  • pp: 14065–14077

Petal-like modes in Porro prism resonators

Igor A. Litvin, Liesl Burger, and Andrew Forbes  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 21, pp. 14065-14077 (2007)

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A new approach to modeling the spatial intensity profile from Porro prism resonators is proposed based on rotating loss screens to mimic the apex losses of the prisms. A numerical model based on this approach is presented which correctly predicts the output transverse field distribution found experimentally from such resonators.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(230.5480) Optical devices : Prisms
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 23, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 5, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2007
Published: October 11, 2007

Igor A. Litvin, Liesl Burger, and Andrew Forbes, "Petal–like modes in Porro prism resonators," Opt. Express 15, 14065-14077 (2007)

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