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Theory of a ring laser. [electromagnetic field and wave equations]
External Online Source: doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.8.2103
Author and Affiliation:
Menegozzi, L. N.
Lamb, W. E., Jr.(Yale University, New Haven, Conn., United States)
Abstract: Development of a systematic formulation of the theory of a ring laser which is based on first principles and uses a well-known model for laser operation. A simple physical derivation of the electromagnetic field equations for a noninertial reference frame in uniform rotation is presented, and an attempt is made to clarify the nature of the Fox-Li modes for an open polygonal resonator. The polarization of the active medium is obtained by using a Fourier-series method which permits the formulation of a strong-signal theory, and solutions are given in terms of continued fractions. It is shown that when such a continued fraction is expanded to third order in the fields, the familiar small-signal ring-laser theory is obtained.
Publication Date: Oct 01, 1973
Document ID:
19740028885
(Acquired Dec 04, 1995)
Accession Number: 74A11635
Subject Category: MASERS
Report/Patent Number: AD-773144, AFOSR-74-0020TR
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Physical Review A - General Physics; Series
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: AF-AFOSR-1324-67; AF-AFOSR-249-67
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Description: 23p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS; FIELD THEORY (PHYSICS); LASER MODES; RING LASERS; WAVE EQUATIONS; ISOTOPES; LASER MODE LOCKING; OPTICAL RESONATORS; POLARIZATION (WAVES); POPULATION INVERSION; ROTATION; SELF CONSISTENT FIELDS; SENSORS
Imprint And Other Notes: Physical Review A - General Physics, 3rd, Series, vol. 8, Oct. 1973, p. 2103-2125. Research sponsored by the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas and NASA;
Miscellaneous Notes: vol. 8, Oct. 1973, p. 2103-2125. Research sponsored by the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas and NASA
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