14 August 1997 Analysis of losses in hollow waveguide lasers with Gaussian output mirror: misalignment sensitivity
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Proceedings Volume 3186, Laser Technology V: Physics and Research and Development Trends; (1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280474
Event: Laser Technology V, 1996, Szczecin, Poland
Abstract
An approximate solution of the problem of the misalignment sensitivity in hollow waveguide resonator with Gaussian reflectivity mirror is presented. With the help of ABCD matrix laws an approximate expression which relate the coupling losses to the distance between end mirror and waveguide aperture, radius of mirror curvature, Gaussian mirror parameter and output mirror tilt angle is derived. Characteristics revealing the effects of resonator parameters on coupling losses are presented for various cavity configurations. It is shown, that using of Gaussian output mirror decreases resonator misalignment sensitivity.
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Piotr Witonski, Pawel Szczepanski, "Analysis of losses in hollow waveguide lasers with Gaussian output mirror: misalignment sensitivity", Proc. SPIE 3186, Laser Technology V: Physics and Research and Development Trends, (14 August 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280474; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.280474
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Mirrors

Hollow waveguides

Resonators

Reflectivity

Waveguides

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