Vector eigenmodes in a cylindrical laser

  title={Vector eigenmodes in a cylindrical laser},
  author={Donald L. Bullock and M. E. Lainhart},
  booktitle={Photonics West - Lasers and Applications in Science and Engineering},
Eigenmodes characterized by distinct polarization states for the resonator configuration known as the High-Extraction Decentered Annular Ring Resonator (HEXDARR) have been found. The effects of internal annular optical elements (waxicons, reflaxicons, and cones) as well as coatings and mode rotation are included. For a good design, the low-order mode polarization states are nearly circular, with the polarization ellipse orientation and phase angle slightly spatially dependent across the near… 
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    Photonics West - Lasers and Applications in Science and Engineering
  • 1994
A new rear cone decentration model has been implemented in the cylindrical resonator optical quality (CROQ) code, which simulates the performance of the ALPHA annular resonator. The new model avoids


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