6 February 2009 Stability properties of a rotating astigmatic optical cavity
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Abstract
We study the effects of rotation on the stability properties of an astigmatic two-mirror cavity. We show that rotation can both stabilize and destabilize a cavity and investigate the effects of such a rotationally-induced transition on the spatial structure and the orbital angular momentum of the cavity modes. Our method relies on the connection between ray and wave optics and is exact within the time-dependent paraxial approximation.
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Steven J. M. Habraken, Gerard Nienhuis, "Stability properties of a rotating astigmatic optical cavity", Proc. SPIE 7227, Complex Light and Optical Forces III, 72270H (6 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.808812; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.808812
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