Beam profile measurements have been made as a function of time within the laser pulse and C2F5I pressure. Measurements indicate that the profile is determined directly by the optical excitation volume, produced by the solar simulator, and that media distortion plays a minor role compared to the build up of quenching species during the lasing pulse.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 29, 1986
Published: November 1, 1986
Russell J. De Young, "Beam profile measurement of a solar-pumped iodine laser," Appl. Opt. 25, 3850-3854 (1986)