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Alignment-insensitive resonators using focusing corner cubes
Author(s): John A. Macken; Robert T. Salvage
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Paper Abstract

A corner cube constructed using three long radius spherical mirrors has been found to correct for astigmatism and can produce diffraction limited focused retroreflected light. Laser resonators using focusing corner cubes exhibit alignment insensitivity and an ability to track a wandering gain medium. These are both very desirable properties for long FEL lasers. A computer analysis of various types of misalignments is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1224, Optical Resonators, (1 June 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18459
Show Author Affiliations
John A. Macken, Lasercraft, Inc. (United States)
Robert T. Salvage, Rockwell International Corp. (United States)


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

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