Publication: Research - peer-review › Journal article – Annual report year: 1996
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.
|Journal||Optical Society of America. Journal B: Optical Physics|
|Citations||Web of Science® Times Cited: 20|