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Modeling and computation of laser cavity eigenmodes
Author(s): Konrad Altmann; Christoph Pflaum; David Seider
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Paper Abstract

For analyzing the properties of a laser, it is helpful to calculate the eigenmodes of the laser cavity. A new approach for modeling these eigenmodes is to approximate them by a finite element discretization of a 3D two-wave eigenvalue problem. In this paper, we analyze the properties of this model. First, we show that the two-wave eigenvalue problem is equivalent to an Helmholtz eigenvalue problem. Second, we analyze the stability of the finite element discretization and explain how to construct a suitable iterative solver. Numerical results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5460, Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers, (1 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.544778
Show Author Affiliations
Konrad Altmann, LAS-CAD GmbH (Germany)
Christoph Pflaum, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany)
David Seider, Univ. Wuerzburg (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5460:
Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers
Alphan Sennaroglu; James G. Fujimoto; Clifford R. Pollock, Editor(s)

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