Accession Number : AD0651317

Title :   DIHEDRAL OPTICAL RESONATORS AND PRISM BEAM-WAVEGUIDES.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Kahn,Walter K.

Report Date : SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : A simple theory is developed for optical resonators the mirrors of which are each composed of two planes forming a nearly straight dihedral angle and an equivalent beam-waveguide comprising a sequence of narrow angle prisms. Geometric optical considerations yield the variation of the intensity within the resonator in a manner analogous to (although not entirely as satisfying as in) the case of the spherical mirror resonator. Modes of the continuous medium, identified as the limit of particular sequences of closely spaced weak prisms, characterized by a parameter omega, are found in terms of Airy function. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RESONATORS, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT), MIRRORS, THEORY, WAVEGUIDES, PRISMS(OPTICS), OPTICS

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE