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Title: Characteristics of XeCl laser radiation from an unstable cavity with asymmetric radiation coupling-out

Abstract

The divergence of the radiation from a repetitively pulsed electric-discharge transversely excited XeCl laser with an unstable cavity and asymmetric coupling-out of the radiation was studied experimentally. A cavity with convex mirrors made it possible to generate radiation with a near-diffraction divergence and to retain the energy at the level of 40% - 50% of the energy of a laser with a plane - plane cavity. The generation of a circular spot with a uniform intensity distribution by focusing a rectangular beam is described. Calculations and experiments are used to show that this phenomenon does not arise from diffraction and is not a result of the interaction of the laser radiation with the medium or with the target material. (control of laser radiation parameters)

Authors:
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  1. Institute of Electrophysics, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federstion (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21442640
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 29; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: DOI: 10.1070/QE1999v029n08ABEH001558; Journal ID: ISSN 1063-7818
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; DIFFRACTION; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; FOCUSING; GAS LASERS; INTERACTIONS; LASER CAVITIES; LASER RADIATION; MIRRORS; COHERENT SCATTERING; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; LASERS; RADIATIONS; SCATTERING

Citation Formats

Osipov, V V, Orlov, A N, Kashirin, V I, Solomonov, V I, and Korotaev, A V. Characteristics of XeCl laser radiation from an unstable cavity with asymmetric radiation coupling-out. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1070/QE1999V029N08ABEH001558.
Osipov, V V, Orlov, A N, Kashirin, V I, Solomonov, V I, & Korotaev, A V. Characteristics of XeCl laser radiation from an unstable cavity with asymmetric radiation coupling-out. United States. doi:10.1070/QE1999V029N08ABEH001558.
Osipov, V V, Orlov, A N, Kashirin, V I, Solomonov, V I, and Korotaev, A V. Tue . "Characteristics of XeCl laser radiation from an unstable cavity with asymmetric radiation coupling-out". United States. doi:10.1070/QE1999V029N08ABEH001558.
@article{osti_21442640,
title = {Characteristics of XeCl laser radiation from an unstable cavity with asymmetric radiation coupling-out},
author = {Osipov, V V and Orlov, A N and Kashirin, V I and Solomonov, V I and Korotaev, A V},
abstractNote = {The divergence of the radiation from a repetitively pulsed electric-discharge transversely excited XeCl laser with an unstable cavity and asymmetric coupling-out of the radiation was studied experimentally. A cavity with convex mirrors made it possible to generate radiation with a near-diffraction divergence and to retain the energy at the level of 40% - 50% of the energy of a laser with a plane - plane cavity. The generation of a circular spot with a uniform intensity distribution by focusing a rectangular beam is described. Calculations and experiments are used to show that this phenomenon does not arise from diffraction and is not a result of the interaction of the laser radiation with the medium or with the target material. (control of laser radiation parameters)},
doi = {10.1070/QE1999V029N08ABEH001558},
journal = {Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.)},
issn = {1063-7818},
number = 8,
volume = 29,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {8}
}