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Laser-mode engineering by generalized resonator concepts
Author(s): Uwe D. Zeitner
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Paper Abstract

Allowing arbitrary profiles for the mirrors of laser resonators offer a wide range of design freedom for the optimization of lasers. This is not only restricted to modifications of the output beam shape but can be widely used to change the mode characteristic inside the cavity and thus, the behavior of the complete laser system. However, the different kinds of lasers require strongly different design methods for the resonators. Whereas well known and straight forward design algorithms exist for stable resonator types other lasers such as unstable ones or waveguide lasers require much more elaborated designs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 December 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5182, Wave-Optical Systems Engineering II, (31 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.505490
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Uwe D. Zeitner, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5182:
Wave-Optical Systems Engineering II
Frank Wyrowski, Editor(s)

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