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Laser resonators with helical optical elements
Author(s): Vladimir E. Sherstobitov; Andrey Yu. Rodionov
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Paper Abstract

The features of fundamental modes in large-aperture unstable resonators with helical mirrors are for the first time to our knowledge investigated via computer simulation. It is shown that a large-aperture laser can oscillate at a single transverse mode with axially symmetric intensity and nonzero topological charge determined by the charge of the helical coupling mirror. Energy efficiency of such a laser does not differ from that for conventional unstable cavity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3930, Laser Resonators III, (12 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.385413
Show Author Affiliations
Vladimir E. Sherstobitov, Research Institute for Laser Physics (Russia)
Andrey Yu. Rodionov, Research Institute for Laser Physics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3930:
Laser Resonators III
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton, Editor(s)

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