12 May 2000 Stable resonators with graded-phase (aspherical) mirrors
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Proceedings Volume 3930, Laser Resonators III; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.385411
Event: Symposium on High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
Aspherical (graded-phase) mirrors are potentially useful in stable resonators to obtain a desired intensity distribution at the output of a low-loss or moderate-loss resonator. The mode volume for single-mode operation can also be increased over that which can be obtained using a stable resonator. Much of the work on this concept to date has concentrated on resonators that have a super-gaussian mode at the output mirror. Here we explore some concepts involving other amplitude distributions that may be used to further enlarge the mode volume, although the output distribution may not be as desirable as the super gaussian.
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Alan H. Paxton, Alan H. Paxton, W. Pete Latham, W. Pete Latham, } "Stable resonators with graded-phase (aspherical) mirrors", Proc. SPIE 3930, Laser Resonators III, (12 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.385411; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.385411

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