Abstract

The effect of a radially varying gain in tightly focused lasers is investigated with a generalized ABCD matrix formalism in a nonparabolic approximation. It is shown that the beam sizes can differ strongly from the theoretical with a constant gain or with radially varying gain in a parabolic approximation. Geometrical threshold zones are defined and studied and, instead action for a given cavity design.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

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