Accession Number : AD0638304

Title :   OPTICAL RESONATORS IN UNIAXIALLY ANISOTROPIC MEDIA.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.

Corporate Author : POLYTECHNIC INST OF BROOKLYN N Y MICROWAVE RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : Bergstein,Leonard ; zachos,Thomas H.

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : Two flat or curved mirror surfaces facing each other form an optical resonator. The problem of diffraction of electromagnetic waves in optical resonators has been extensively studied recently, primarily because of their importance as resonant cavities for laser applications. The problem most generally considered assumes that the resonator is embedded in a linear, homogeneous, isotropic medium. In this study a departure from the idealized medium is made to investigate the effects of diffraction on the electromagnetic field in an optic resonator embedded in an infinite, uniaxially anisotropic medium which is otherwise assumed to be linear and homogeneneous. The direction of the optic axis of the medium is allowed to assume an arbitrary orientation relative to the direction of the resonator axis. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RESONATORS, LASERS), ANISOTROPY, DIFFRACTION, CAVITIES, MIRRORS, ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE