Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 26, Issue 10, pp 957–967 | Cite as

Influence of unstable cavity optical component aberrations on laser beam divergence

  • T. Letardi
  • P. Di Lazzaro
  • C. E. Zheng


Based on the geometrical optics approximation, the influences of some optical component aberrations of confocal unstable resonators on the laser beam divergence are discussed. The explicit dependence of the laser beam divergence on the cavity magnification, the structure of the mirror defects, the mirror curvature radii and the tilting angle of intracavity windows are given for both positive- and negative-branch resonator configurations.


Laser Beam Communication Network Optical Component Geometrical Optic Explicit Dependence 
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© Chapman & Hall 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Letardi
    • 1
  • P. Di Lazzaro
    • 1
  • C. E. Zheng
    • 1
  1. 1.ENEA - Dip. INN, Settore Elettroottica e LaserCentro Ricerche Energia FrascatiRomeItaly

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