Transverse modes in laser cavities terminating in reflective multipass interferometers

E. Nichelatti, G. Salvetti

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The effect of reflective multipass interferometers on the transverse modes of laser cavities equipped with these devices is investigated. We demonstrate, both theoretically and experimentally in a pulsed CO2 laser, how information on the characteristics of these modes can be directly derived by simply describing these cavities in terms of suitable equivalent geometric parameters. We also discuss and explain the transverse-mode selective properties of these multimirror cavities. © 1995 Optical Society of America.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2655 - 2658
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 1995
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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