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Whispering-gallery mirrors for short-wavelength laser cavities: shapes and tolerances
Author(s): John Paul Braud
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Paper Abstract

The whispering-gallery mirrors desired for use in short-wavelength laser cavities are seen to be highly aspheric and very different from the shapes encountered in conventional optics. Fabrication tolerances are established by examining the effects of various surface imperfections. The mirrors are found to be relatively insensitive to figure errors. The requirements on surface finish are shown to be fairly strict, though less severe than with normal-incidence optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 1992
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1551, Ultrashort Wavelength Lasers, (5 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.134818
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John Paul Braud, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1551:
Ultrashort Wavelength Lasers
Szymon Suckewer, Editor(s)

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