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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1993
  • pp: 767–768

Laser cavity for generation of variable-radius rings of light

Xiao Wang and Michael G. Littman  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 10, pp. 767-768 (1993)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.18.000767


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Abstract

We report a laser cavity that has a ring as its output mode. The radius of the ring can be scanned by tuning the laser frequency. This design can be implemented in any tunable laser with large gain and can be useful when ring illumination patterns are needed. As an example, we demonstrate this new cavity configuration by using a side-pumped grazing-incidence dye laser.

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History
Original Manuscript: December 30, 1992
Published: May 15, 1993

Citation
Xiao Wang and Michael G. Littman, "Laser cavity for generation of variable-radius rings of light," Opt. Lett. 18, 767-768 (1993)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-18-10-767


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