Firth, William J. and Yao, Alison M. (2006) Master equation for misaligned cavities. Journal of Modern Optics, 53 (14). pp. 2005-2010. ISSN 0950-0340Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
Misaligned cavities can be described by a 3 x 3 extension of the well-known ABCD matrix approach to aligned cavities. There is a corresponding Huygens integral (HI) formulation for the evolution of the field within such a cavity. We derive a differential 'master' equation (ME) formulation which yields identical eigenmodes and eigenvalues to this HI. This ME is fully equivalent to the HI for linear problems, while providing a more convenient route to the analysis of nonlinear behaviour in such cavities.
|Keywords:||generalized beam matrices, mode-locking, propagation, Optics. Light, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics|
|Subjects:||Science > Physics > Optics. Light|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||15 Jun 2011 15:43|
|Last modified:||04 May 2016 18:22|