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Kaleidoscope laser

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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Energy
Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Subjects outside of the University Themes
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
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0740-3224
Depositing User: GS McDonald
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2011 10:03
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:14
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/18336

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