Bow-Tie Laser Cavity

Application ID: 59771

This type is one of the most popular laser cavities. In particular, it is often used for the Ti-doped sapphire femto-second laser.

The stability of the laser cavity is analyzed by releasing a ray inside the cavity and is traced for a predefined time period that is sufficiently long. Ray tracing continues until the predefined computation time has passed if the laser cavity is stable while the ray gets out of the cavity relatively sooner if not.

A parametric study demonstrates how the spherical mirror position changes the cavity stability and compares the stability result with the ABCD theory. The results show a very good agreement.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: