Guided Talbot resonators for annular laser sources

Year: 2000

Authors: Ciofini M., Lapucci A.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata, Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy

Abstract: We studied the properties of an annular waveguide laser resonator, performing a new set of numerical simulations. The existence of fractional-Talbot effects is shown and results are compared to previous free-space propagation calculations and experimental results. Our study allows us to design annular waveguide lasers efficiently extracting power into a well behaving field distribution, convertible into a high quality beam by means of simple optics.


Volume: 2 (3)      Pages from: 223  to: 227

KeyWords: Carbon dioxide lasers; Computer simulation; Light propagation; Optical waveguides, Annular waveguide laser resonators; Fractional-Talbot effects, Laser resonators
DOI: 10.1088/1464-4258/2/3/309

Citations: 18
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