The resonator can be considered the real heart of any laser system, the key element that determines the properties of laser radiation, including mode structure or temporal and spatial characteristics. The theory of different laser types has been well-developed in the last few decades of the 20th century, starting with the pioneering papers of Fox, Li, Body and Gordon. But today, due to the development of new types of lasers (fibre, diode), new optical elements (adaptive mirrors, phase conjugation techniques, graded phase correctors), the development of optical technology, and new needs for industrial lasers, novel types of resonators are under investigation. Unlike some monographs on laser resonators, this work does not present classical theory and the derivation of the basic equations of laser mode generation and so on. Instead, based on the well-known earlier literature, new results in the field of laser resonators are presented. Although it is not a textbook, it outlines the novel trends in the development of laser resonators science, shows what has already been achieved in this field, and indicates directions for research and applications.
Improvement of High Average Power Solid State Lasers - Power and Beam Quality; Solid State Laser Resonators with Diffractive Optic Thermal Aberration Correction; Intracavity Laser Beam Control and Formation; Design and Applications of Aspherical Laser Resonators; High-Brightness Solid State Laser Systems with Phase-Conjugation Mirrors; Optical Cavity for High-Power Fibre Lasers; Collimation of Stacked Laser Diode Arrays for Illumination in ATV Systems; Coherent Diode Laser Arrays; High-Gain Nd - Glass Pre-Amplifier for MJ/TW Class Fusion Laser Systems; High-Power Coaxial CO2 Lasers; Solid State Laser Resonators with Self-Pumped Phase Conjugation in the Gain Medium.
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