12 May 2000 Fundamental- and high-order-mode losses in slab-waveguide resonators for CO2 lasers
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Proceedings Volume 3930, Laser Resonators III; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.385397
Event: Symposium on High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
Several papers contain calculated optical losses of CO2 waveguide resonators considering attenuation and coupling losses due to interference between modes within the space between the end of the waveguide and the mirror. A strong dependence of these losses on guide dimensions, especially those dimensions affecting the Fresnel number of the resonator, was found. To measure these losses we used a method based on a scanning Fabry-Perot interferometer. By determining the bandwidth total losses are calculated.
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Thierry Teuma, Thierry Teuma, Gerhard Schiffner, Gerhard Schiffner, Vladimir A. Saetchnikov, Vladimir A. Saetchnikov, } "Fundamental- and high-order-mode losses in slab-waveguide resonators for CO2 lasers", Proc. SPIE 3930, Laser Resonators III, (12 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.385397; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.385397
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