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New look at guardband considerations in optical-resonator numerical simulations
Author(s): Philip A. Slaymaker; Richard L. Battistelli
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Paper Abstract

Analytical and numerical results for guardband criteria for unstable-resonator mode calculations are discussed. The energy-loss guardband derivation is outlined, guardband criteria based on the point-by-point accuracy of the computed amplitude of the complex field are determined, and point-accuracy guardband calculations are presented. Using the criteria established, the new guardband calculated for the propagation step, N(c) = 9.5 and N(eq) = 3.56, is found to be much larger than previous calculations. It is pointed out that the power calculations are nearly the same for these guardband requirements and those based on a percent energy loss.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1224, Optical Resonators, (1 June 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18466
Show Author Affiliations
Philip A. Slaymaker, United Technologies Optical Systems (United States)
Richard L. Battistelli, United Technologies Optical Systems (United States)


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

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