30 September 1996 Laser mode control using an inverse external cavity
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It was found that the odd (anti-symmetric) modes of a laser cavity can be effectively suppressed by using a lossy inverse external cavity coupled to the main cavity. This mode-control technique is particularly useful for high- aspect-ratio laser resonators used in, for example, waveguide lasers and laser diode arrays. The effect is analyzed in the limit of geometric optics.
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Chun-Ching Shih, "Laser mode control using an inverse external cavity", Proc. SPIE 2889, High-Power Lasers: Solid State, Gas, Excimer, and Other Advanced Lasers, (30 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.253317; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.253317

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