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Transverse mode selectivity of the Gaussian mirror in hollow-waveguide lasers
Author(s): Piotr Witonski; Pawel Szczepanski
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we analyze the losses in coupling radiation from the guide into the free-space and back, for waveguide laser resonator with Gaussian mirror. The laser characteristics showing the behavior of the total coupling coefficient, as a function of the curvature radius, Gaussian parameter and position of the Gaussian mirror are discussed. It is shown that for moderate values of the Gaussian parameter the Gaussian mirror provides transverse mode selectivity in hollow-waveguide structure and minimal coupling losses are obtained for the fundamental laser mode.

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Date Published: 19 July 1999
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 3749, 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, (19 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354973
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Piotr Witonski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Pawel Szczepanski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology, Institute of Telecommunications, and Institute of Electronic M (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3749:
18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics
Alexander J. Glass; Joseph W. Goodman; Milton Chang; Arthur H. Guenther; Toshimitsu Asakura, Editor(s)

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