In this paper, we investigate the properties of the hole coupled, slab waveguide resonator to extract a high quality beam from a slab waveguide laser. We will consider two versions of hole-coupling of power from rectangular hollow waveguide resonators. The first employs two 100% reflective, plane mirrors, one of which contains a slot to enable extraction of the optical beam. The second utilizes the same slotted front mirror, but has a back mirror formed by a diffractive optical element patterned into the fully reflective substrate, thereby allowing the intra-cavity intensity to be tailored for easier extraction through the hole.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 1994 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
|Event||1994 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Amsterdam, Netherlands|
Duration: 28 Aug 1994 → 2 Sep 1994
|Conference||1994 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe|
|Period||28/08/94 → 2/09/94|