Laser Oscillator

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

Abstract

In Chap. 1 we studied the processes which lead to optical amplification in laser materials. The regenerative laser oscillator is essentially a combination of two basic components: an optical amplifier, and an optical resonator. 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 a highly selective feedback element by coupling back in phase a portion of the signal emerging from the amplifying medium.

Keywords

Burning Dust Mercury Benzene Argon 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Koechner
    • 1
  1. 1.Fibertek, Inc.HerndonUSA

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