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Mode profiles and Airy distributions of Fabry-Pérot resonators with frequency-dependent mirror reflectivity
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Paper Abstract

We thoroughly investigate the Fabry-Pérot resonator, avoid approximations, and derive its generic Airy distribution, equaling the internal resonance enhancement, and all related Airy distributions, such as the commonly known transmission. We verify that the sum of the mode profiles of all longitudinal modes is the fundamental physical function characterizing the Fabry-Pérot resonator and generating the Airy distributions. We investigate the influence of frequency-dependent mirror reflectivities on the mode profiles and the resulting Airy distributions. The mode profiles then deviate from simple Lorentzian lines and exhibit peaks that are not located at resonant frequencies. Our simple, yet accurate analysis greatly facilitates the characterization of Fabry-Pérot resonators with strongly frequency-dependent mirror reflectivities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10090, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XIX, 1009011 (20 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2252740
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Nur Ismail, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Cristine Calil Kores, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Dimitri Geskus, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Markus Pollnau, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10090:
Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XIX
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton; Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Editor(s)

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