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The Gaussian mode in optical resonators with a radial gain profile

Casperson, Lee and Yariv, Amnon (1968) The Gaussian mode in optical resonators with a radial gain profile. Applied Physics Letters, 12 (10). pp. 355-357. ISSN 0003-6951.

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The dependence of the parameters of the Gaussian mode in laser resonators on the properties of the medium in the cavity is studied. Experimental verification of the theoretical results is presented. It is found that the modes in a high-gain laser may differ widely from the usual free space resonator results. Also, resonator configurations which in free space are unstable may, with a suitable medium, support low-loss Gaussian modes.

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Additional Information:©1968 The American Institute of Physics. Received 28 February 1968. The authors acknowledge the excellent technical support of D. Armstrong and thank Dr. P. Clark for suppling the laser used in the experiment. Research supported by the Office of Naval Research through Contract Nonr 220(50). [L.C. was a] National Aeronautics and Space Administration Predoctoral Trainee.
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