Wave representation of geometrical laser beam trajectories in a hemiconfocal cavity

Yung-Fu Chen*, C. H. Jiang, Yu-Pin Lan, Kai-Feng Huang

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number053807
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume69
Issue number5 B
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2004

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