Mcdonald, GS, Karman, GP, New, GHC and Woerdman, JP 2000, 'Kaleidoscope laser' , Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 17 (4) , pp. 524-529.
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We report the first calculations of mode patterns of unstable-cavity lasers with truly two-dimensional transverse geometries. A detailed account of numerical techniques, incorporating a nonorthogonal beam-propagation method, and results for cavities with a range of transverse symmetries, such as regular polygonal and rhomboid, are presented. In view of the beautiful complexity of the eigenmodes predicted, a novel kaleidoscope laser is proposed.
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|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Materials & Physics Research Centre|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of the Optical Society of America B|
|Publisher:||Optical Society of America|
|Depositing User:||GS McDonald|
|Date Deposited:||14 Oct 2011 11:03|
|Last Modified:||14 Oct 2011 11:03|
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