Accession Number : ADA277873

Title :   Laser Mode Control with Variable Reflectivity Mirrors,

Corporate Author : INSTITUT NATIONAL D'OPTIQUE SAINTE FOY (QUEBEC)

Personal Author(s) : Lavigne, Pierre ; McCarthy, Nathalie ; Parent, Andre ; Snell, Kevin J.

Report Date : 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Global efficiency, transverse mode discrimination, and the near- and far-field optical quality of unstable laser resonators are improved with variable reflectivity mirrors (VRMs). Analytical and numerical results are given for Gaussian and parabolic reflectivity mirrors. The VRM design is described, and experimental results obtained using different lasers with Cassegrain cavities are presented.

Descriptors :   *LASERS, *RESONATORS, *MIRRORS, REFLECTIVITY, CASSEGRAINIAN OPTICAL SYSTEMS, LASER BEAMS, LASER CAVITIES, CANADA, REPRINTS, NEAR FIELD, FAR FIELD.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE