Accession Number:

AD0728830

Title:

Analysis of Complex Laser Cavities,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

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

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE