The Spectral Width of the Radiation

  • A. M. Ratner
Part of the Optical Physics and Engineering book series (OPEG)


In this chapter we investigate the spectral composition of laser radiation while taking account of the most essential physical causes of spectral broadening. One of these causes —the nonlinear interaction between modes — was considered above (Chap. IV–VI), Below we also investigate the effect of angular divergence and kinetic operation on the spectral width of the generation.


Spontaneous Emission Spectral Width Angular Divergence Longitudinal Mode Transverse Mode 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Ratner
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  1. 1.Insitute of Low-Temperature Physics and EngineeringAcademy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSRKhar’kovUSSR

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