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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1967
  • pp: 1957–1959

Time-Resolved Beam Structure of an Active Q-Switched Ruby Laser

W. E. K. Gibbs and R. E. Whitcher  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 6, Issue 11, pp. 1957-1959 (1967)

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Time-resolved observations show that the near field and far field patterns of an active Q-switched ruby laser remain almost constant for the duration of the output pulse. This is in marked contrast to the reported behavior of a passive Q-switched laser.

© 1967 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 1, 1967
Published: November 1, 1967

W. E. K. Gibbs and R. E. Whitcher, "Time-Resolved Beam Structure of an Active Q-Switched Ruby Laser," Appl. Opt. 6, 1957-1959 (1967)

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