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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 1991
  • pp: 1057–1059

Optical resonators using graded-phase mirrors

P. A. Bélanger and C. Paré  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 16, Issue 14, pp. 1057-1059 (1991)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.16.001057


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Abstract

Optical resonators using graded-phase mirrors are analyzed with the help of the generalized ABCD propagation law for a real optical beam. This analysis gives the second-order moment gross characteristics of the eigenmode and indicates a design procedure. An example of a super-Gaussian output beam shows that this type of optical resonator might have large transverse-mode discrimination that could provide operation in a large fundamental-mode beamwidth.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: February 26, 1991
Published: July 15, 1991

Citation
P. A. Bélanger and C. Paré, "Optical resonators using graded-phase mirrors," Opt. Lett. 16, 1057-1059 (1991)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-16-14-1057


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