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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 1990
  • pp: 2240–2245

Carbon dioxide waveguide lasers with folds and tilted mirrors

C. A. Hill, P. E. Jackson, and D. R. Hall  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 15, pp. 2240-2245 (1990)

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We present theoretical and experimental results for an rf-excited z-fold CO2 waveguide laser. We describe how the output power, output rotational line(s) and transverse mode(s) vary as functions of elbow mirror tilt and obtain good agreement with predictions from a multimode matrix resonator model. Observations of multilining and/or multifrequency operation are partly explained by the near equality of gain/loss ratios for two or more resonator modes.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 5, 1989
Published: May 20, 1990

C. A. Hill, P. E. Jackson, and D. R. Hall, "Carbon dioxide waveguide lasers with folds and tilted mirrors," Appl. Opt. 29, 2240-2245 (1990)

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