Laser Cavity with a Thin Lens

Application ID: 59571

In this model, two flat end mirrors are placed at a distance and a spherical lens is inserted in the middle of the cavity. A ray is released from a point inside the cavity. Then the ray 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 cavity length changes the cavity stability and compares the stability result with the ABCD matrix theory.

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