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Mode Control In Unstable Cassegranian Resonators
Author(s): Pierre Lavigne; Andre Parent; Nathalie McCarthy
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present an overview of different laser resonator configurations leading to smooth single transverse mode of large cross sectional area. Particular attention is given to Cassegranian resonators in which one of the mirror has a radially varying reflectivity profile. Experimental results obtained with TE-CO2 lasers are discussed. It is shown that graded reflectivity mirrors are particularly well suited to frequency stable laser emitters in coherent lidar applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 1987
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0783, Laser Radar II, (24 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940580
Show Author Affiliations
Pierre Lavigne, INRS-Energie (Canada)
Andre Parent, INRS-Energie (Canada)
Nathalie McCarthy, Universite Laval (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0783:
Laser Radar II
Richard J. Becherer; Robert C. Harney, Editor(s)

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