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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1068–1071

Linewidth reduction of a long-pulse, low-gain XeCl* laser with intracavity etalons

R. M. Hofstra, F. A. van Goor, and W. J. Witteman  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 16, Issue 7, pp. 1068-1071 (1999)

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Experiments with a XeCl* excimer laser have shown that not all resonator configurations with intracavity Fabry–Perot etalons result in proper output-beam formation. We present a model for the growth of the coherence length in the resonator. This model explains the experimental results with various resonator configurations.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(050.2230) Diffraction and gratings : Fabry-Perot
(140.2180) Lasers and laser optics : Excimer lasers
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference

R. M. Hofstra, F. A. van Goor, and W. J. Witteman, "Linewidth reduction of a long-pulse, low-gain XeCl laser with intracavity etalons," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1068-1071 (1999)

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