Laser modes and threshold condition i N-mirror resonator.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 1996

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Two formal methods for finding laser modes and threshold conditions in laser resonators containing as many as N mirrors are presented. The first method is based on an analysis determining the reflectivity and the transmittivity of an N-mirror system with gain. This is an extension of the classical 2 × 2 matrix method. The second method is based on self-consistency equations for the system and directly yields the circulating fields of the individual resonators. A set of rules has been proved to allow these fields to be calculated directly by means of inspection. The laser oscillation condition for an N-mirror system is found. Examples are given for systems with as many as five mirrors.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptical Society of America. Journal B: Optical Physics
Publication date1996
Volume13
Issue5
Pages926-937
ISSN0740-3224
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StatePublished
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 20
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