Accession Number:

ADA038820

Title:

Unstable Resonator Theory

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON OPTICAL SCIENCES CENTER

Report Date:

1977-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

95.0

Abstract:

This report on research on unstable resonator theory consists of three parts. Section I gives an overview of the work. In Section II a simple model is described for estimating the intensity distributions inside and emerging from lasers with high-Fresnel-number unstable resonators. In Section III modes of strip confocal unstable resonators containing spatially dependent gain are determined by means of a theory that is practical even at large Fresnel numbers.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE