Improving the stability of longitudinal and transverse laser modes

G. Machavariani, N. Davidson, A. A. Ishaaya, A. A. Friesem

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We show that laser mode stability can be improved with an intracavity mode selecting phase element. Without the phase element, a sub-wavelength change of the distance between the mirrors of a CO2 laser leads to a substantial change of the transverse mode distribution, whereas with it the distribution remains essentially the same.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-151
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Laser mode stability
  • Longitudinal and transverse modes
  • Optical phase elements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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