1 August 2002 Numerical and experimental study of stable resonators with diffractive output coupling
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We present a characterization of the dot-mirror output coupler in the case of low losses. The numerical procedure computes the eigenvalue and field distribution through the Fox-Li method applied to a bare laser cavity. The field associated with the lowest-order mode closely follows the Airy pattern. This fact allows estimating the effective reflectivity and the beam diameter in a simple way. The computed values are compared with the experimental data obtained in a transversely-excited- atmosphere CO2 laser. The measured reflectivity approximates the expected figure for the lowest-order mode and thus suggests that this cavity discriminates against the higher-order modes.
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Alejandro L. Peuriot, Alejandro L. Peuriot, Guillermo D. Santiago, Guillermo D. Santiago, Carlos A. Rosito, Carlos A. Rosito, } "Numerical and experimental study of stable resonators with diffractive output coupling," Optical Engineering 41(8), (1 August 2002). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.1487851 . Submission:
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