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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1994
  • pp: 683–685

Optical-axis perturbation singularity in an out-of-plane ring resonator

Shinan-Chur Sheng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 683-685 (1994)

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I use a matrix approach to determine the optical-axis perturbation sensitivity of an out-of-plane stable ring resonator. It is found to have a singularity for certain design parameters. On one side of the singularity the cavity behaves abnormally: the longer the mirror radius, the larger the mode volume and, surprisingly, the less the perturbation sensitivity. This is opposite the behavior of conventional stable resonators, a finding that is important to the cavity designs of out-of-plane ring lasers.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 1, 1993
Published: May 15, 1994

Shinan-Chur Sheng, "Optical-axis perturbation singularity in an out-of-plane ring resonator," Opt. Lett. 19, 683-685 (1994)

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