Self-mixing interference in a thin-slice solid-state laser with few feedback photons per observation period

@article{Otsuka2022SelfmixingII,
  title={Self-mixing interference in a thin-slice solid-state laser with few feedback photons per observation period},
  author={Kenju Otsuka and Seiichi Sudo},
  journal={Physical Review A},
  year={2022}
}
Formation of a peculiar lasing pattern leading to a TEM 00 -like mode accompanied by a nonzero bright outer-ring emission (namely, a modified TEM 00 mode) was observed in a 300-  m-thick LiNdP 4 O 12 (LNP) laser with reflective flat end mirrors that was pumped with a laser diode whose focused spot size was larger than the lasing beam spot size determined by the thermal lens effect. The photon lifetimes of the laser oscillations were found to be greatly shortened to  p = 6.74 ps as compared… 

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