Abstract

The asymptotic analysis of the diffraction integral equation for an unstable optical resonator is extended to include a mirror with an internal surface discontinuity. The treatment is then applied to an unstable resonator with canceling edge waves, and the result obtained compares favorably with the predictions of a numerical-propagation code. Also, other applications of the approach taken here are suggested.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

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