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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1996
  • pp: 1909–1911

Self-starting short-pulse XeCl laser with a stimulated Brillouin scattering mirror

Hans J. Eichler, Steffen Heinrich, and Jörg Schwartz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 1909-1911 (1996)

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A commercial XeCl laser system is operated with a phase-conjugating mirror based on stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS). No conventional start resonator is required. The near-field profile is converted from rectangular to near-Gaussian and the far-field spatial beam quality is increased by up to 60% relative to a conventional plane–plane resonator. The small reflectivity of a single SBS cell reduces the laser output power. A double-cell arrangement improves the reflectivity and the laser power, resulting in a simple excimer SBS resonator with improved brightness.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 28, 1996
Published: December 1, 1996

Hans J. Eichler, Steffen Heinrich, and Jörg Schwartz, "Self-starting short-pulse XeCl laser with a stimulated Brillouin scattering mirror," Opt. Lett. 21, 1909-1911 (1996)

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