Abstract

The first experimental results on a confocal unstable resonator with 90° beam rotation (UR90 or HiQ) are presented. A beam quality of 1.06 was observed, and it varied by a maximum of 0.08 over a resonator misalignment range of 1 mrad. The outcoupled beam’s polarization was circular. Reverse mode suppression was achieved on UR90 with a suppressed vs unsuppressed ratio of 115:1. Measurable reverse mode suppression was obtained with as little as 2% of the full reverse mode strength. Most of these results are compared with those for a conventional ring resonator.

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1984

V. N. Kuprenyuk, V. E. Semenov, L. D. Smirnova, V. E. Sherstobitov, “Wave-Approximation Calculation of an Unstable Resonator with Field Rotation,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 13, 1613 (1984).
[CrossRef]

1982

C. M. Clayton, S. J. Cusuamano, “IRIS—Automated Integrated Irradiance Measurement,” in Laser Diagnostics, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 343, 52 (1982).

1981

A. I. Voronin, V. I. Kuprenyuk, “Sensitivity of Rotating-Field Unstable Cavities to Optical Distortions,” Sov. J. Opt. Technol. 48, 315 (1981).

1980

Yu. A. Ananev, V. I. Kuprenyuk, V. E. Sherstobitov, “Properties of Unstable Resonators with Field Rotation. I. Theoretical Principles,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 9, 1105 (1980).
[CrossRef]

V. N. Kuprenyuk, V. E. Sherstobitov, “Calculations on the Mirror System of an Unstable Resonator with Field Rotation,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 449 (1980).
[CrossRef]

1979

1978

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1975

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R. Freiberg, P. P. Chenausky, C. J. Buczek, “Asymmetric Unstable Travelling-Wave Resonators,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-10, 279 (1974).
[CrossRef]

1972

Yu. A. Ananev, V. N. Chernov, V. E. Sherstobitov, “Solid Laser with a High Spatial Coherence of Radiation,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 1, 403 (1972).
[CrossRef]

1969

Ananev, Yu. A.

Yu. A. Ananev, V. I. Kuprenyuk, V. E. Sherstobitov, “Properties of Unstable Resonators with Field Rotation. I. Theoretical Principles,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 9, 1105 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Yu. A. Ananev, “Unstable Laser Resonator for Low-Gain Media,” Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 4, 150 (1978).

Yu. A. Ananev, V. N. Chernov, V. E. Sherstobitov, “Solid Laser with a High Spatial Coherence of Radiation,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 1, 403 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Born, M.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, New York, 1980).

Buczek, C. J.

R. Freiberg, P. P. Chenausky, C. J. Buczek, “Asymmetric Unstable Travelling-Wave Resonators,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-10, 279 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Calahan, K.

Calahan, K. R.

Chenausky, P. P.

R. Freiberg, P. P. Chenausky, C. J. Buczek, “Asymmetric Unstable Travelling-Wave Resonators,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-10, 279 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Chernov, V. N.

Yu. A. Ananev, V. N. Chernov, V. E. Sherstobitov, “Solid Laser with a High Spatial Coherence of Radiation,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 1, 403 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Clayton, C.

Clayton, C. M.

K. R. Calahan, C. M. Clayton, A. H. Paxton, “Unstable Ring Resonator with a Compact Output Beam Description and Experimental Evaluation,” Appl. Opt. 27, 2694 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. M. Clayton, S. J. Cusuamano, “IRIS—Automated Integrated Irradiance Measurement,” in Laser Diagnostics, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 343, 52 (1982).

Cusuamano, S. J.

C. M. Clayton, S. J. Cusuamano, “IRIS—Automated Integrated Irradiance Measurement,” in Laser Diagnostics, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 343, 52 (1982).

Dyer, P. E.

P. E. Dyer, D. J. James, “Studies of a TEA CO2 Laser with a Cylindrical Mirror Unstable Resonator,” Opt. Commun. 15, 20 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Freiberg, R.

R. Freiberg, P. P. Chenausky, C. J. Buczek, “Asymmetric Unstable Travelling-Wave Resonators,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-10, 279 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Holswade, S.

Huguley, Carl A.

James, D. J.

P. E. Dyer, D. J. James, “Studies of a TEA CO2 Laser with a Cylindrical Mirror Unstable Resonator,” Opt. Commun. 15, 20 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Kuprenyuk, V. I.

A. I. Voronin, V. I. Kuprenyuk, “Sensitivity of Rotating-Field Unstable Cavities to Optical Distortions,” Sov. J. Opt. Technol. 48, 315 (1981).

Yu. A. Ananev, V. I. Kuprenyuk, V. E. Sherstobitov, “Properties of Unstable Resonators with Field Rotation. I. Theoretical Principles,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 9, 1105 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Kuprenyuk, V. N.

V. N. Kuprenyuk, V. E. Semenov, L. D. Smirnova, V. E. Sherstobitov, “Wave-Approximation Calculation of an Unstable Resonator with Field Rotation,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 13, 1613 (1984).
[CrossRef]

V. N. Kuprenyuk, V. E. Sherstobitov, “Calculations on the Mirror System of an Unstable Resonator with Field Rotation,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 449 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Latham, W. P.

Northam, D. B.

Paxton, A. H.

Philips, E. A.

Reilly, J. P.

Riviere, R.

Sanderson, R. L.

Semenov, V. E.

V. N. Kuprenyuk, V. E. Semenov, L. D. Smirnova, V. E. Sherstobitov, “Wave-Approximation Calculation of an Unstable Resonator with Field Rotation,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 13, 1613 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Sherstobitov, V. E.

V. N. Kuprenyuk, V. E. Semenov, L. D. Smirnova, V. E. Sherstobitov, “Wave-Approximation Calculation of an Unstable Resonator with Field Rotation,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 13, 1613 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Yu. A. Ananev, V. I. Kuprenyuk, V. E. Sherstobitov, “Properties of Unstable Resonators with Field Rotation. I. Theoretical Principles,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 9, 1105 (1980).
[CrossRef]

V. N. Kuprenyuk, V. E. Sherstobitov, “Calculations on the Mirror System of an Unstable Resonator with Field Rotation,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 449 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Yu. A. Ananev, V. N. Chernov, V. E. Sherstobitov, “Solid Laser with a High Spatial Coherence of Radiation,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 1, 403 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science Books, Mill Valley, CA, 1986), Sec. 21.7.

Smirnova, L. D.

V. N. Kuprenyuk, V. E. Semenov, L. D. Smirnova, V. E. Sherstobitov, “Wave-Approximation Calculation of an Unstable Resonator with Field Rotation,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 13, 1613 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Striefer, W.

Voronin, A. I.

A. I. Voronin, V. I. Kuprenyuk, “Sensitivity of Rotating-Field Unstable Cavities to Optical Distortions,” Sov. J. Opt. Technol. 48, 315 (1981).

Weiner, M. M.

Wolf, E.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, New York, 1980).

Appl. Opt.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

R. Freiberg, P. P. Chenausky, C. J. Buczek, “Asymmetric Unstable Travelling-Wave Resonators,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-10, 279 (1974).
[CrossRef]

A. H. Paxton, “Unstable Ring Resonator with an Intracavity Prism Beam Expander,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 241 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Laser Diagnostics

C. M. Clayton, S. J. Cusuamano, “IRIS—Automated Integrated Irradiance Measurement,” in Laser Diagnostics, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 343, 52 (1982).

Opt. Commun.

P. E. Dyer, D. J. James, “Studies of a TEA CO2 Laser with a Cylindrical Mirror Unstable Resonator,” Opt. Commun. 15, 20 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Sov. J. Opt. Technol.

A. I. Voronin, V. I. Kuprenyuk, “Sensitivity of Rotating-Field Unstable Cavities to Optical Distortions,” Sov. J. Opt. Technol. 48, 315 (1981).

Sov. J. Quantum Electron.

Yu. A. Ananev, V. I. Kuprenyuk, V. E. Sherstobitov, “Properties of Unstable Resonators with Field Rotation. I. Theoretical Principles,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 9, 1105 (1980).
[CrossRef]

V. N. Kuprenyuk, V. E. Semenov, L. D. Smirnova, V. E. Sherstobitov, “Wave-Approximation Calculation of an Unstable Resonator with Field Rotation,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 13, 1613 (1984).
[CrossRef]

V. N. Kuprenyuk, V. E. Sherstobitov, “Calculations on the Mirror System of an Unstable Resonator with Field Rotation,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 449 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Yu. A. Ananev, V. N. Chernov, V. E. Sherstobitov, “Solid Laser with a High Spatial Coherence of Radiation,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 1, 403 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett.

Yu. A. Ananev, “Unstable Laser Resonator for Low-Gain Media,” Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 4, 150 (1978).

Other

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, New York, 1980).

BDM Corp., “Annular Resonator Test System/Mini-Annular Resonator Test System Operation and Maintainence Report,” Report BDM/A-81-617-TR (1981).

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science Books, Mill Valley, CA, 1986), Sec. 21.7.

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