31 December 2003 Laser-mode engineering by generalized resonator concepts
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Proceedings Volume 5182, Wave-Optical Systems Engineering II; (2003); doi: 10.1117/12.505490
Event: Optical Science and Technology, SPIE's 48th Annual Meeting, 2003, San Diego, California, United States
Abstract
Allowing arbitrary profiles for the mirrors of laser resonators offer a wide range of design freedom for the optimization of lasers. This is not only restricted to modifications of the output beam shape but can be widely used to change the mode characteristic inside the cavity and thus, the behavior of the complete laser system. However, the different kinds of lasers require strongly different design methods for the resonators. Whereas well known and straight forward design algorithms exist for stable resonator types other lasers such as unstable ones or waveguide lasers require much more elaborated designs.
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Uwe D. Zeitner, "Laser-mode engineering by generalized resonator concepts", Proc. SPIE 5182, Wave-Optical Systems Engineering II, (31 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.505490; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.505490
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Resonators

Mirrors

Laser resonators

Polarization

Beam shaping

Birefringence

Waveguide lasers

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