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Analysis of the cylindrical confocal laser resonator having a single circular coupling aperture

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2 Author(s)
McNice, G. ; ESSA research Laboratories, Boulder, Colorado, USA ; Derr, V.

The diffraction losses of the cylindrical confocal resonator having a circular coupling aperture in the center of one of the resonator mirrors have been calculated over the range of resonator Fresnel numbers0 leq N_{b} leq 1.6by the numerical iteration technique of Fox and Li. The specific paths by which energy is diffracted from the resonator have also been investigated and a class of equivalent resonators found that maximizes the energy diffracted through the aperture for a given value of total diffraction loss.

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Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 12 )