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Title: Observation of Kastler ring emission from a short-cavity laser

Abstract

Conical ring emission from a short-cavity dye laser has been observed and modeled as Kastler rings, that is, the high-angle emission modes of a plano--plano (Fabry--Perot) laser cavity in agreement with the predictions made 31 years ago by Kastler [Appl. Opt. [bold 1], 17 (1962)]. The excitation of the discrete rings is due to a transfer of energy from the axial modes rather than to spontaneous emission. The mechanism for energy transfer is argued to be scattering of light from imperfections on the mirror surfaces.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Department of Physics, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403 (United States) Santa Barbara Research Center, 75 Coromar Drive, Goleta, California 93117 (United States)
  2. Department of Physics, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403 (United States) The Department of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, Karkowski Przedmiescie 26-28, Warsaw, 00-325 (Poland)
  3. Department of Physics, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5768276
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Applied Optics; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 32:30; Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6935
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; DYE LASERS; OPTICAL MODES; LASER CAVITIES; RHODAMINES; SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION; AMINES; CARBOXYLIC ACIDS; DISTRIBUTION; DYES; HETEROCYCLIC ACIDS; HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS; LASERS; LIQUID LASERS; ORGANIC ACIDS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; OSCILLATION MODES; REAGENTS; 426002* - Engineering- Lasers & Masers- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Hodges, S E, Gadomski, W, and Raymer, M G. Observation of Kastler ring emission from a short-cavity laser. United States: N. p., 1993. Web. doi:10.1364/AO.32.005930.
Hodges, S E, Gadomski, W, & Raymer, M G. Observation of Kastler ring emission from a short-cavity laser. United States. https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.32.005930
Hodges, S E, Gadomski, W, and Raymer, M G. Wed . "Observation of Kastler ring emission from a short-cavity laser". United States. https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.32.005930.
@article{osti_5768276,
title = {Observation of Kastler ring emission from a short-cavity laser},
author = {Hodges, S E and Gadomski, W and Raymer, M G},
abstractNote = {Conical ring emission from a short-cavity dye laser has been observed and modeled as Kastler rings, that is, the high-angle emission modes of a plano--plano (Fabry--Perot) laser cavity in agreement with the predictions made 31 years ago by Kastler [Appl. Opt. [bold 1], 17 (1962)]. The excitation of the discrete rings is due to a transfer of energy from the axial modes rather than to spontaneous emission. The mechanism for energy transfer is argued to be scattering of light from imperfections on the mirror surfaces.},
doi = {10.1364/AO.32.005930},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/5768276}, journal = {Applied Optics; (United States)},
issn = {0003-6935},
number = ,
volume = 32:30,
place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {10}
}