The use of quantum mechanics formalism to explore the formation of geometrical laser beam trajectories in a hemiconfocal cavity was presented. The laser beam trajectories were found to arise from a cooperative frequency locking of Hermite-Gaussian (HG) modes with different transverse and longitudinal orders. The algebra of coherent states were used to represent the laser modes those were related to geometric periodic trajectories in a hemiconfocal resonator. An experimental demonstration of a diode-end-pumped microchip laser, which confirmed the theoretical model was also presented.
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|Issue number||5 B|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2004|