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2019/2020

Open Resonators

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12ORE Z,ZK 3 2+1 Czech
Lecturer:
Václav Kubeček (guarantor)
Tutor:
Václav Kubeček (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Physical Electronics
Synopsis:

Electromagnetic field-geometrical optics. Open resonators and transfer matrices.Wave optics. Huygens principle and Kirchhoff integral.Gaussian beams in one dimensional optic systems. Intensity moments for description of beam propagation. Quality of general beams . Additional beam characteristics. Diffraction theory of open resonators. Fabry-Perot interferometer. Optical dielectric layers. Passive open resonators. Stable resonators without apertures. Stable resonators limited by apertures. Resonator detuning sensitivity. Resonators on the stability limits. Unstable resonators.Unstable resonators with with variable reflectivity mirrors. Resonators containing lenses and polarizing elements.Open resonators with active medium with gain. Influence of the gain on mode structure and losses in stable and unstable resonators.

Requirements:

Courses 12LT1, 12LT2

Syllabus of lectures:

1.Electromagnetic field-geometrical optics. Open resonators and transfer matrices.

2.Wave optics. Huygens principle and Kirchhoff integral.

3. Gaussian beams in one dimensional optic systems.

4. Intensity moments for description of beam propagation. Quality of general beams . Additional beam characteristics.

5. Diffraction theory of open resonators.

6. Fabry-Perot interferometer. Optical dielectric layers.

7. Passive open resonators. Stable resonators without apertures

8. Stable resonators limited by apertures.Resonator detuning sensitivity. Resonators on the stability limits.

9. Unstable resonators.

10. Unstable resonators with with variable reflectivity mirrors. Resonators containing lenses and polarizing elements.

11.Open resonators with active medium with gain

12.Influence of the gain on mode structure and losses in stable and unstable resonators.

Syllabus of tutorials:

Examples of problems are solved closely connected to the subject of each lecture.

Study Objective:

Knowledge:

of the propagation of optical (laser) beams and typical open resonators used in lasers

Skills:

to analyze and design laser resonator and beam transforming optics for given laser application

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] V. Kubecek-texts for lecture ORE, http://people.fjfi.cvut.cz/kubecvac

Recommended references:

[2]N. Hodgson, H. Weber „ Laser Resonators and Beam Propagation“ (Fundamentals, Advanced Concepts And Applications), Second Edition, Springer 2005.

[3]B.E.A. Saleh a M.C. Teich, „Základy fotoniky“. Matfyzpress, Praha 1994

[4] M.Vrbová a kolektiv, Oborová encyklopedie „Lasery a moderní optika“, Prometheus, Praha 1994

Note:
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