Accession Number:

AD0775794

Title:

A Review of Transverse and Axial Laser Modes,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The resonant cavity is the prime factor affecting a lasers mode structure. Within the cavity, two types of oscillation can occur - transverse and axial. The axial modes directly affect the degree of monochromaticity, whereas the transverse modes principally affect the beam divergence, spot size, and maximum power density. Both types of modes are considered here. The relationship of resonant frequencies of the laser cavity to axial and transverse modes is explained. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE