Laser Resonators and Beam Propagation

Fundamentals, Advanced Concepts and Applications

ISBN: 978-0-387-40078-5 (Print) 978-0-387-25110-3 (Online)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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    Introduction

  2. The Electromagnetic Field

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      Pages 7-55

      Geometrical Optics

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      Pages 57-152

      Wave Optics

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      Pages 153-186

      Polarization

  3. Basic Properties of Optical Resonators

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      Pages 189-215

      The Fabry Perot Resonator

  4. Passive Open Resonators

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      Pages 219-279

      Stable Resonators

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      Pages 281-293

      Resonators on the Stability Limits

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      Pages 295-340

      Unstable Resonators

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      Pages 341-363

      Resonators with Internal Optical Elements

  5. Open Resonators with Gain

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      Pages 367-392

      The Active Medium

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      Pages 393-412

      Output Power of Laser Resonators

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      Pages 413-432

      Influence of Gain on Mode Structure and Loss

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      Pages 433-450

      Q-switched Laser Resonators

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      Pages 451-503

      Resonators with Variable Internal Lenses

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      Pages 505-515

      Resonators with Several Active Media

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      Pages 517-537

      Misalignment Sensitivity of the Output Power

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      Pages 539-582

      Resonators with Internal Nonlinear Elements

  6. Special Resonator Concepts

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      Pages 585-594

      Prism Resonators

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      Pages 595-604

      Fourier Transform Resonators

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      Pages 605-646

      Hybrid Resonators

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