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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1986
  • pp: 207–209

Observation of strong frequency pulling in resonators employing multipass interferometric output couplers

G. Giuliani, E. Palange, and G. Salvetti  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 4, pp. 207-209 (1986)

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The effect of dispersive elements, such as intracavity étalons and multipass interferometric output couplers, on the mode separation of a resonator has been studied. We demonstrate, both theoretically and experimentally in a TEA CO2 laser, that the separation of the two adjacent longitudinal modes closest to the interferometer reflection peak is strongly reduced when a high-finesse interferometer is used as an output coupler. This effect must be taken into account in the design of single-mode lasers.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 8, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: January 31, 1986
Published: April 1, 1986

G. Giuliani, G. Salvetti, and E. Palange, "Observation of strong frequency pulling in resonators employing multipass interferometric output couplers," Opt. Lett. 11, 207-209 (1986)

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