Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 47–54

Ray transfer matrix analysis of multiple-prism dye laser oscillators


  • F. J. Duarte
    • Photographic Research Laboratories, Photographic Products GroupEastman Kodak Company

DOI: 10.1007/BF02199466

Cite this article as:
Duarte, F.J. Opt Quant Electron (1989) 21: 47. doi:10.1007/BF02199466


A ray transfer matrix description of multiple-prism beam expanders used to produce narrow-linewidth emission in pulsed dye lasers is given. The formulae are then applied to describe beam divergence characteristics of a narrow-linewidth multiple-prism grating oscillator. A comparison between theory and measured beam divergence and laser linewidth is provided.

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