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Computer Simulation Of A CO2 High Power Laser With Folded Resonator
Author(s): E Meisterhofer; M. E. Lippitsch
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Paper Abstract

Based on the iterative solution of a generalized Kirchhoff-Fresnel integral equation we have developed a computer model for realistic simulation of arbitrary linear or folded resonators. With known parameters of the active medium (small signal gain, saturation intensity, volume) we can determine the optimal parameters for the resonator (e.g. out-put mirror transmission, radius of curvature of mirrors, diameter and place of diaphragms, length of resonator) to get highest output power with a certain mode pattern. The model is tested for linear as well as folded resonators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 March 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0455, Industrial Applications of High Power Lasers, (19 March 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.966202
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E Meisterhofer, Karl-Franzens-Universitat Graz (Austria)
M. E. Lippitsch, Karl-Franzens-Universitat Graz (Austria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0455:
Industrial Applications of High Power Lasers
Dieter Schuoecker, Editor(s)

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