Influence of unstable cavity optical component aberrations on laser beam divergence

T. Letardi, P. Di Lazzaro, C.E. Zheng

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)957 - 967
Number of pages11
JournalOptical and Quantum Electronics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1994
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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