13 August 1993 Vector eigenmodes in a cylindrical laser
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Proceedings Volume 1868, Laser Resonators and Coherent Optics: Modeling, Technology, and Applications; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.150627
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
Eigenmodes characterized by distinct polarization states for the resonator configuration known as the High-Extraction Decentered Annular Ring Resonator (HEXDARR) have been found. The effects of internal annular optical elements (waxicons, reflaxicons, and cones) as well as coatings and mode rotation are included. For a good design, the low-order mode polarization states are nearly circular, with the polarization ellipse orientation and phase angle slightly spatially dependent across the near field of the resonator output. The two lowest-loss eigenmodes are separated by only a small loss which is dependent on the coating properties, one being principally right-hand circularly polarized and the other principally left-hand circularly polarized.
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Donald L. Bullock, M. E. Lainhart, "Vector eigenmodes in a cylindrical laser", Proc. SPIE 1868, Laser Resonators and Coherent Optics: Modeling, Technology, and Applications, (13 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.150627; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.150627
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