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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1989
  • pp: 2047–2051

Experimental characterization of a self-filtering unstable resonator applied to a short pulse XeCl laser

A. Luches, V. Nassisi, and Maria R. Perrone  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 28, Issue 11, pp. 2047-2051 (1989)

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A self-filtering unstable resonator with magnification |M| = 5 has been applied to a pulsed UV-preionized XeCl excimer laser. In agreement with numerical results it is experimentally shown that less than two cavity round trips are needed to establish a steady state lowest-order mode. A diffraction-limited laser beam with a brightness of 1.5 × 1013 W cm−2 sr−1 has been obtained.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 22, 1988
Published: June 1, 1989

A. Luches, V. Nassisi, and Maria R. Perrone, "Experimental characterization of a self-filtering unstable resonator applied to a short pulse XeCl laser," Appl. Opt. 28, 2047-2051 (1989)

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