Dynamics of an optical resonator determined by its iterative map of beam parameters

Ming Dar Wei, Wen Feng Hsieh, C. C. Sung

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We use the residue of the map to study the stability and Gaussian beam dynamics of a general optical resonator. The map is constructed from space domain matrix formalism. For a lossless system we find that the residue is a function of resonator g-parameters' product and new critical stable curves exist within the geometrically stable regions. The dynamic behavior of a dissipative resonator with loss optical element is similar to a damping oscillatory motion and can be determined by the corresponding conservative resonator without those loss elements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-207
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1-6
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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