We present a general form of master equation for nonlinear-optical cavities that can be described by an ABCD matrix. It includes as special cases some previous models of spatiotemporal effects in lasers.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 28, 1995
Published: June 1, 1996
A. M. Dunlop, E. M. Wright, W. J. Firth, and D. R. Heatley, "Generalized mean-field or master equation for nonlinear cavities with transverse effects," Opt. Lett. 21, 770-772 (1996)