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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 9 — May. 6, 2013
  • pp: 10706–10711

Stability of a laser cavity with non-parabolic phase transformation elements

Igor A. Litvin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 9, pp. 10706-10711 (2013)

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In this paper we present a general approach to determine the stability of a laser cavity which can include non-conventional phase transformation elements. We consider two pertinent examples of the detailed investigation of the stability of a laser cavity firstly with a lens with spherical aberration and thereafter a lens axicon doublet to illustrate the implementation of the given approach. In the particular case of the intra–cavity elements having parabolic surfaces, the approach comes to the well–known stability condition for conventional laser resonators namely 0(1z/ R 1 )(1z/ R 2 )1.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: February 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 30, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 31, 2013
Published: April 24, 2013

Igor A. Litvin, "Stability of a laser cavity with non-parabolic phase transformation elements," Opt. Express 21, 10706-10711 (2013)

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