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Vector eigenmodes in a cylindrical laser
Author(s): Donald L. Bullock; M. E. Lainhart
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Paper Abstract

Eigenmodes characterized by distinct polarization states for the resonator configuration known as the High-Extraction Decentered Annular Ring Resonator (HEXDARR) have been found. The effects of internal annular optical elements (waxicons, reflaxicons, and cones) as well as coatings and mode rotation are included. For a good design, the low-order mode polarization states are nearly circular, with the polarization ellipse orientation and phase angle slightly spatially dependent across the near field of the resonator output. The two lowest-loss eigenmodes are separated by only a small loss which is dependent on the coating properties, one being principally right-hand circularly polarized and the other principally left-hand circularly polarized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1993
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1868, Laser Resonators and Coherent Optics: Modeling, Technology, and Applications, (13 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.150627
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Donald L. Bullock, TRW Space and Electronics Group (United States)
M. E. Lainhart, TRW Space and Electronics Group (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1868:
Laser Resonators and Coherent Optics: Modeling, Technology, and Applications
Anup Bhowmik, Editor(s)

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