Cavity dispersion equation Δλ ≈ Δθ (∂θ/∂λ ) ^{– 1} : a note on its origin
F. J. Duarte
Abstract

A simple derivation of the cavity dispersion equation for high-gain pulsed lasers, Δλ ≈ Δθ (∂θ/∂λ ) ^{– 1} , is provided by using Dirac's notation for probability amplitudes as applied to the analysis of dispersive cavities.

Key words: beam expander, bra-ket notation, bra-ket formalism, Dirac's hypothesis, Dirac notation, Dirac's notation, diffraction grating, dispersive cavity, dispersive linewidth, Feynman, generalized interference, geometrical equations, interference, interferometric, laser linewidth, linewidth equation, multiple-prism, near-field, N-slit, N-slit diffraction grating, N-slit interference, probability amplitude, probability amplitudes, quantum, quantum techniques, reflection, refraction,transmission grating, tunable laser, wave function, wave functions.

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