Accession Number : AD0746215

Title :   TEM sub oo Mode Analysis of Complex Laser Cavities.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Doughty,Glenn R.

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : A method of analyzing the dominant TEM(oo) mode of complex laser cavities is presented. The basic theory required for this analysis is summarized and extended to apply to cavities containing relatively short elements. This extension, accomplished by including third order expansion terms to describe short cavity elements, is specialized to cavities containing one plane mirror, one spherical mirror, an intra-cavity aperture, and a laser rod exhibiting a non-uniform gain distribution. The integral equation obtained by applying this theory is solved by the method of successive approximations. The computer program used to solve the integral equation for the TEM(oo) mode pattern, diffraction loss, and other cavity parameters is presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, OPTICAL PROPERTIES), DIFFRACTION, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT COMPONENTS, MIRRORS, GAIN, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE