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
Original Manuscript: February 26, 1991
Published: July 15, 1991
P. A. Bélanger and C. Paré, "Optical resonators using graded-phase mirrors," Opt. Lett. 16, 1057-1059 (1991)