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Modeling Paraxial Diffraction Using Orthogonal Mode Decompositions
Author(s): D. A. Cardimona; P. R. Peterson
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Paper Abstract

When the paraxial wave equation is used to include diffraction in nonlinear opics problems, expansion of the fields in a series of Gauss-Laguerre or Gauss-Hermite functions results in nonlinear coupling coefficients which are integrals of products of Laguerre or Hermite polynomials. A recursive technique is described for the evaluation of these coupling integrals. The method is then applied to power-dependent Raman scattering in focused geometry, power-dependent Raman scattering in a ring resonator, and diffractive propagation in optical parametric amplifiers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1045, Modeling and Simulation of Laser Systems, (31 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951313
Show Author Affiliations
D. A. Cardimona, Air Force Weapons Laboratory (United States)
P. R. Peterson, Air Force Weapons Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1045:
Modeling and Simulation of Laser Systems
Donald L. Bullock, Editor(s)

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