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Mode control in annular resonators
Author(s): Sergei Anikitchev
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Paper Abstract

The problem of reaching diffraction divergence in annular lasers is extremely complex, and, at this time, is quite far from being solved. The following paper considers traditional attempts of solving this problem, based upon the usage of AXICON optics, as well as some of the newer ways. The three main approaches that will be looked at use resonator unstable in azimuthal direction, astigmatic transformation of annular cross section along with polarization, and the idea of coherent self-imaging in annular geometry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3267, Laser Resonators, (13 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308107
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Sergei Anikitchev, ElectroPhotonics Corp. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3267:
Laser Resonators
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Pierre Galarneau, Editor(s)

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