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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1988
  • pp: 201–203

Unstable laser resonators with super-Gaussian mirrors

S. De Silvestri, P. Laporta, V. Magni, O. Svelto, and B. Majocchi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 3, pp. 201-203 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.13.000201


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Abstract

A new class of tapered reflectivity mirrors with a super-Gaussian profile R ∝ exp(−krn) is introduced, and a geometrical-optics approach for analysis and design of unstable resonators made with these mirrors is presented. A super-Gaussian mirror, built by a special evaporation technique, has been tested in an unstable resonator of a pulsed Nd:YAG laser, demonstrating its effectiveness in generating diffraction-limited beams.

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History
Original Manuscript: July 29, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: December 1, 1987
Published: March 1, 1988

Citation
S. De Silvestri, B. Majocchi, P. Laporta, V. Magni, and O. Svelto, "Unstable laser resonators with super-Gaussian mirrors," Opt. Lett. 13, 201-203 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-13-3-201


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