Work supported in part by the National Science Foundation.
Journal of the Optical Society of America
Lasers -- Resonators -- Applications, Lasers -- Resonators -- Mathematical models
A general class of cylindrical laser resonators is described in which the radiation propagates partially in the radial direction. There is a strong focusing of energy at the axis of such resonators. The low-loss cavity modes are related to ordinary gaussian beam modes. Two limiting forms are the disk laser and the tube laser, and some applications are considered.
Lee W. Casperson, "Cylindrical laser resonators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63, 25-29 (1973).