1 June 1990 Diffraction analysis of adjoint-coupled unstable resonators
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Proceedings Volume 1224, Optical Resonators; (1990) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.18443
Event: OE/LASE '90, 1990, Los Angeles, CA, United States
The performance of a system of unstable resonators is addressed. The resonators are coupled to one another through a portion of each output that is mutually shared through reverse (adjoint) waves. The ideal performance of the coupled resonator system is dependent upon operation in a single supermode, insuring that the individual resonator outputs are mutually coherent. A wave optics analysis of two coupled resonators is described. The model considers diffraction effects in Cartesian coordinates and in a single transverse dimension (strip resonator). The sensitivity of coupled resonator performance to the length control of the individual resonators and the strength of coupling between them are evaluated.
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John H. Erkkila, Sami A. Shakir, Vance A. Hedin, "Diffraction analysis of adjoint-coupled unstable resonators", Proc. SPIE 1224, Optical Resonators, (1 June 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18443; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.18443

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