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Diffraction analysis of adjoint-coupled unstable resonators
Author(s): John H. Erkkila; Sami A. Shakir; Vance A. Hedin
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Paper Abstract

The performance of a system of unstable resonators is addressed. The resonators are coupled to one another through a portion of each output that is mutually shared through reverse (adjoint) waves. The ideal performance of the coupled resonator system is dependent upon operation in a single supermode, insuring that the individual resonator outputs are mutually coherent. A wave optics analysis of two coupled resonators is described. The model considers diffraction effects in Cartesian coordinates and in a single transverse dimension (strip resonator). The sensitivity of coupled resonator performance to the length control of the individual resonators and the strength of coupling between them are evaluated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1990
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1224, Optical Resonators, (1 June 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18443
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John H. Erkkila, R & D Associates (United States)
Sami A. Shakir, R & D Associates (United States)
Vance A. Hedin, R & D Associates (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1224:
Optical Resonators
Dale A. Holmes, Editor(s)

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