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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 35 — Dec. 10, 2008
  • pp: 6644–6649

Hybrid resonator in a double-pass configuration for a chemical oxygen iodine laser

Carsten Pargmann, Thomas Hall, Frank Duschek, Karin Maria Grünewald, and Jürgen Handke  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 35, pp. 6644-6649 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.47.006644


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Abstract

A double-pass negative-branch hybrid resonator is applied to a 10 kW chemical oxygen iodine laser. The resonator is folded in such a way that the dimension of the stable direction is reduced. The intensity distributions of the near and far fields of the laser beam and the sensitivity against tilts of the output mirror are investigated. A comparison between theory and experiment is performed. It is shown that the folded hybrid resonator provides a better beam quality and therefore a higher power density in the far field than a single-pass hybrid resonator. The sensitivity against tilts of the resonator mirrors in the stable direction is reduced.

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OCIS Codes
(140.1550) Lasers and laser optics : Chemical lasers
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 3, 2008
Published: December 8, 2008

Citation
Carsten Pargmann, Thomas Hall, Frank Duschek, Karin Maria Grünewald, and Jürgen Handke, "Hybrid resonator in a double-pass configuration for a chemical oxygen iodine laser," Appl. Opt. 47, 6644-6649 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-47-35-6644


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