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Optomechanical considerations for stable lasers
Author(s): T. E. Horton; Charles M. Cason; George J. Dezenberg
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Paper Abstract

An analysis is presented that indicates the preferred optical arrangement for a stable laser oscillator is to use a hemispherical resonator. Qualitative observations suggest that laser frequency variation is independent of excitation position on the laser box structure. An excitation position that efficiently couples to the end plates on which mirrors are mounted produces substantially higher laser frequency variations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1416, Laser Radar VI, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43707
Show Author Affiliations
T. E. Horton, Univ. of Mississippi (United States)
Charles M. Cason, U.S. Army Strategic Defense Command (United States)
George J. Dezenberg, U.S. Army Strategic Defense Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1416:
Laser Radar VI
Richard J. Becherer, Editor(s)

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