Based on the geometrical optics approximation, the influences of some optical component aberrations of confocal unstable resonators on the laser beam divergence are discussed. The explicit dependence of the laser beam divergence on the cavity magnification, the structure of the mirror defects, the mirror curvature radii and the tilting angle of intracavity windows are given for both positive- and negative-branch resonator configurations. © 1994 Chapman & Hall.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Letardi, T., Di Lazzaro, P., & Zheng, C. E. (1994). Influence of unstable cavity optical component aberrations on laser beam divergence. Optical and Quantum Electronics, 26(10), 957 - 967. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00708337