[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 15, No. 1 (2008) 1-5]
© 2008 The Optical Society of Japan

Stability Diagram of Higher Modes of the Fabry–Perot Resonator

Shin-ichirou TEZUKA* and Nobuhiko KANBARA

Yokogawa Electric Corporation, 2061 Miyada-mura, Kamiina-gun, Nagano 399-4394, Japan

(Received February 5, 2007; Accepted September 28, 2007)

We have numerically calculated the stability diagram of the higher modes of the Fabry–Perot resonator by direct diagonalization of the Fox–Li equation. The diagram has an exotic behavior in the small Fresnel number region and its higher modes in our numerical experiments.

Key words: Fabry–Perot cavity, stability diagram, higher modes, Fresnel number

*E-mail address: Shin-ichirou.Teduka@jp.yokogawa.com