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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2082–2084

Novel coordinate system for Gaussian beam reflection

Jie Yuan, Meixiong Chen, Zhenglong Kang, and Xingwu Long  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 11, pp. 2082-2084 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.002082


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Abstract

A novel coordinate system for Gaussian beam reflection has been proposed in this Letter. Reflection from a spherical mirror is used to describe the novel coordinate system. One single segment of a general resonator is chosen to describe coordinate rotation in detail. Nonplanar ring resonators are chosen to show the application of the novel coordinate system. This novel coordinate system has been proved by two simple experiments and the problem existing in using the traditional coordinate system has been pointed out. This novel coordinate system is valuable for not only the designing of laser resonators but also Gaussian beam propagation analysis.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.2730) Geometric optics : Matrix methods in paraxial optics
(140.3370) Lasers and laser optics : Laser gyroscopes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 15, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 3, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 16, 2012
Published: May 30, 2012

Citation
Jie Yuan, Meixiong Chen, Zhenglong Kang, and Xingwu Long, "Novel coordinate system for Gaussian beam reflection," Opt. Lett. 37, 2082-2084 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-11-2082

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