• T P S Nathan

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    • An alternative method to specify the degree of resonator stability

      Jogy George K Ranganathan T P S Nathan

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      We present an alternative method to specify the stability of real stable resonators. We introduce the degree of optical stability or the 𝑆 parameter, which specify the stability of resonators in a numerical scale ranging from 0 to 100%. The value of zero corresponds to marginally stable resonator and $S < 0$ corresponds to unstable resonator. Also, three definitions of the S parameter are provided: in terms of $A&D$, $B&Z_{\text{R0}}$ and $g_{1}g_{2}$. It may be noticed from the present formalism that the maximum degree of stability with $S = 1$ automatically corresponds to $g_{1}g_{2} = 1/2$. We also describe the method to measure the 𝑆 parameter from the output beam characteristics and 𝐵 parameter. A possible correlation between the 𝑆 parameter and the misalignment tolerance is also discussed.

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