Spectral properties of three-mirror laser resonators

Zhaohui H. Yang, James R Leger

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The spatial-mode and spectral-mode properties of a general three-mirror resonator with collinearly aligned cavity mirrors have been studied. It has been found that the resonator spatial mode can be controlled through engineering the complex reflectivity of the resonator mirrors. Further study reveals strong correlation between spatial modes and spectral modes of a three-mirror resonator. Strong spectral selectivity can be achieved with proper engineering of the spatial mode.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - May 1 2006
EventLaser Beam Control and Applications - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 22 2006Jan 23 2006


OtherLaser Beam Control and Applications
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


  • Aspheric mirror
  • Coupled cavity
  • Extended cavity
  • Laser resonator
  • Mode selection
  • Mode shaping
  • Optical phase conjugation


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