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  • Vol. 32, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 1993
  • pp: 275–277

Long-pulse excimer laser with a variable reflectivity mirror resonator

Terrence J. McKee and S. Fendrykowski  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 32, Issue 3, pp. 275-277 (1993)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.32.000275


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Abstract

The performance of a 1-J XeCl excimer laser with a variable reflectivity mirror unstable resonator optical cavity is described. The output beam exhibits a flat profile in the near field and a far-field energy distribution with approximately 63% of the energy contained within an angle of 39 μrad (1/e2 spot size).

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History
Original Manuscript: April 29, 1992
Published: January 20, 1993

Citation
Terrence J. McKee and S. Fendrykowski, "Long-pulse excimer laser with a variable reflectivity mirror resonator," Appl. Opt. 32, 275-277 (1993)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-32-3-275


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