Laser oscillator

  • Walter Koechner
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 1)


In Chapter 1 we studied the processes which lead to optical amplification in substances. The regenerative laser oscillator is essentially a combination of two basic components: an optical amplifier, and an optical resonator, which serves to provide highly selective feedback. The optical resonator, comprised of two opposing plane-parallel or curved mirrors at right angles to the axis of the active material, performs the function of the feedback element by coupling back in phase a portion of the signal emerging from the amplifying medium.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Koechner
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  1. 1.Korad Division of Hadron, Inc.Santa MonicaUSA

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