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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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.29.002240


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Abstract

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.

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

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-29-15-2240


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