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Off-axis one-sided negative-branch unstable resonators compared with positive-branch unstable resonators in wave-optics characteristics
Author(s): Koji Yasui; Yushi Takenaka
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Paper Abstract

Wave optics calculations for power losses and mode profiles of off-axis positive branch and negative branch unstable resonators have been investigated. The beam modes become fully one-sided with moderate power losses by shaving one side of the front mirror by 70% to 90% for a positive branch unstable resonator, and by 33% (=(|M|-1)/|M|) to 80% for a negative branch unstable. At the conference, we also discuss the advantage of negative branch unstable resonators for the applications to high-power lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 April 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4270, Laser Resonators IV, (24 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424679
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Koji Yasui, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Yushi Takenaka, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4270:
Laser Resonators IV
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton, Editor(s)

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