Abstract

We present a novel multi-pass cavity design based on the use of a rotationally symmetric end mirror having a specifically designed spherical aberration so that its focal length varies inversely as the ray height from the optical axis. We provide a detailed discussion of how ray tracing can be done for this system and show with numerical simulations that a very rich set of exotic spot patterns can be formed on the end mirrors. We further show a specific q-preserving configuration where the q-parameters of the input and output beams remain the same. Finally, we derive the polar form of the mirror surface profile that gives this offset-dependent focal length.

© 2017 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
Calculation model of dense spot pattern multi-pass cells based on a spherical mirror aberration

Ruyue Cui, Lei Dong, Hongpeng Wu, Shangzhi Li, Xukun Yin, Lei Zhang, Weiguang Ma, Wangbao Yin, and Frank K. Tittel
Opt. Lett. 44(5) 1108-1111 (2019)

Design criteria for Herriott-type multi-pass cavities for ultrashort pulse lasers

Alphan Sennaroglu and James G. Fujimoto
Opt. Express 11(9) 1106-1113 (2003)

Pulse duration adjusted by changing the cavity length with a multi-pass cavity in a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser

Yan-Jie Song, Ke Liu, Nan Zong, Wei Tu, Yong Bo, Da-Fu Cui, Qin-Jun Peng, and Zu-Yan Xu
Opt. Lett. 44(18) 4471-4474 (2019)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (7)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (9)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription