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Keywords : resonator stability

Study of Resonator Properties of Stable and Unstable Lasers

Zeina T. Abdul Rahman; Zeyad T. Ahmed

JOURNAL OF EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, Volume 28, Issue 4, Pages 240-250
DOI: 10.33899/edusj.1970.163321

In this work, the stability of optical resonator for two types of lasers are studied which are, He-Ne laser and CO2 laser. The first type, is a low power laser and 0.6328 µm of wave length and  the second type (CO2 laser) is a high power laser and 10.6 µm of wave length .
Theoretical part deals with illustrating the physical meaning of stability factors which are g-factor, Fresnel No. , Q-factor and diffraction losses , also the mathematical equations of these factors and the geometrical specifications related  with optical resonator.
According to the figures which show the relationships between the stability factors, He-Ne laser is more stable than CO2 laser ; it has been verified and this is due to the high difference of photon ,s energy and also to the difference in output powers for the two laser.