Abstract

The forward and backward waves in a standing-wave laser resonator are coupled by the nonlinear gain. Proper inclusion of interference effects leads to significant changes in intensity relative to the usual approximation.

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1977

G. T. Moore and R. J. McCarthy, "Lasers with unstable resonators in the geometrical optics limit," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 67, 221–227 (1977); G. T. Moore and R. J. McCarthy, "Theory of Modes in a loaded strip confocal resonator," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 67, 228–241 (1977).

V. S. Rogov and M. M. Rikenglaz, "Numerical investigation of the influence of optical inhomogeneities of the active medium on the operation of an unstable telescopic resonator," Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 1, 18–21 (1977).

1975

Yu. N. Karamzin and Yu. B. Konev, "Numerical investigation of the operation of unstable telescopic resonators allowing for diffraction and saturation in the active medium," Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 5, 144–148 (1975).

M. Lax, W. H. Louisell, and W. B. McKnight, "From Maxwell to paraxial wave optics," Phys. Rev. A 11, 1365–1370 (1975).

1974

1965

W. W. Rigrod, "Saturation effects in high gain lasers," J. Appl. Phys. 36, 2487–2490 (1965).

Karamzin, Yu. N.

Yu. N. Karamzin and Yu. B. Konev, "Numerical investigation of the operation of unstable telescopic resonators allowing for diffraction and saturation in the active medium," Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 5, 144–148 (1975).

Kogelnik, H.

H. Kogelnik and C. V. Shank, "Coupled wave theory of distributed feedback lasers," J. Appl. Phys. 43, 2327–2335 (1972). See also H. C. Casey and M. B. Panish, Heterostructure Lasers, Part A (Academic, New York, 1978), Sec. 2.10 and references cited therein.

Konev, Yu. B.

Yu. N. Karamzin and Yu. B. Konev, "Numerical investigation of the operation of unstable telescopic resonators allowing for diffraction and saturation in the active medium," Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 5, 144–148 (1975).

Lax, M.

M. Lax, W. H. Louisell, and W. B. McKnight, "From Maxwell to paraxial wave optics," Phys. Rev. A 11, 1365–1370 (1975).

M. Lax. Brandeis University Summer Institute in Theoretical Physics Lectures (Gordon and Breach, New York, 1966); H. Haken, Handbuch der Physik XXV/2C (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1969); M. Sargent III, M. O. Scully, and W. E. Lamb, Jr., Laser Physics (Addison-Wesley, Reading, Massachusetts, 1974).

Louisell, W. H.

M. Lax, W. H. Louisell, and W. B. McKnight, "From Maxwell to paraxial wave optics," Phys. Rev. A 11, 1365–1370 (1975).

McCarthy, R. J.

McKnight, W. B.

M. Lax, W. H. Louisell, and W. B. McKnight, "From Maxwell to paraxial wave optics," Phys. Rev. A 11, 1365–1370 (1975).

Moore, G. T.

Rigrod, W. W.

W. W. Rigrod, "Saturation effects in high gain lasers," J. Appl. Phys. 36, 2487–2490 (1965).

Rikenglaz, M. M.

V. S. Rogov and M. M. Rikenglaz, "Numerical investigation of the influence of optical inhomogeneities of the active medium on the operation of an unstable telescopic resonator," Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 1, 18–21 (1977).

Rogov, V. S.

V. S. Rogov and M. M. Rikenglaz, "Numerical investigation of the influence of optical inhomogeneities of the active medium on the operation of an unstable telescopic resonator," Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 1, 18–21 (1977).

Shank, C. V.

H. Kogelnik and C. V. Shank, "Coupled wave theory of distributed feedback lasers," J. Appl. Phys. 43, 2327–2335 (1972). See also H. C. Casey and M. B. Panish, Heterostructure Lasers, Part A (Academic, New York, 1978), Sec. 2.10 and references cited therein.

Siegman, A. E.

Sziklas, E. A.

Appl. Opt.

J. Appl. Phys.

W. W. Rigrod, "Saturation effects in high gain lasers," J. Appl. Phys. 36, 2487–2490 (1965).

J. Opt. Soc. Am.

Phys. Rev. A

M. Lax, W. H. Louisell, and W. B. McKnight, "From Maxwell to paraxial wave optics," Phys. Rev. A 11, 1365–1370 (1975).

Sov. J. Quantum Electron.

Yu. N. Karamzin and Yu. B. Konev, "Numerical investigation of the operation of unstable telescopic resonators allowing for diffraction and saturation in the active medium," Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 5, 144–148 (1975).

V. S. Rogov and M. M. Rikenglaz, "Numerical investigation of the influence of optical inhomogeneities of the active medium on the operation of an unstable telescopic resonator," Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 1, 18–21 (1977).

Other

M. Lax. Brandeis University Summer Institute in Theoretical Physics Lectures (Gordon and Breach, New York, 1966); H. Haken, Handbuch der Physik XXV/2C (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1969); M. Sargent III, M. O. Scully, and W. E. Lamb, Jr., Laser Physics (Addison-Wesley, Reading, Massachusetts, 1974).

H. Kogelnik and C. V. Shank, "Coupled wave theory of distributed feedback lasers," J. Appl. Phys. 43, 2327–2335 (1972). See also H. C. Casey and M. B. Panish, Heterostructure Lasers, Part A (Academic, New York, 1978), Sec. 2.10 and references cited therein.

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