Analysis and Optimization of Laser Resonators

VirtualLab Fusion enables the calculation of transversal eigenmodes of complex laser resonators. The influence of plane and aspherical resonator end mirrors as well as plenty of intra-cavity components like sharp apertures, lenses, diffractive optical elements and freeform surfaces on the transversal resonator mode can be investigated. This enables the simulation of stable, unstable and ring resonator geometries and beam delivery systems for optical pumping. In addition the fully-vectorial Fox and Li algorithm enables the analysis of thermal lensing, stress-induced birefringence and nonlinear gain saturation for solid-state active media.