Accession Number : AD0728830

Title :   Analysis of Complex Laser Cavities,

Corporate Author : HARRY DIAMOND LABS WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Gleason,T. J.

Report Date : JUL 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : A simple method of analyzing laser cavity eigenmodes in terms of 2-by-2 ray-transfer (or ABCD) matrices is generalized to apply to complex cavities containing intracavity lenses and dielectric laser rods that may exhibit thermally induced focusing. The ray matrix equations are solved for the eigenmode radius and phase front curvature. A FORTRAN program to carry out such an analysis is given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, *OPTICAL MATERIALS), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, FOCUSING, REFRACTIVE INDEX, MIRRORS, LENSES

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE