30 December 1981 Phase Grating Effects In Pulsed CO2 Electric Discharge Lasers
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Recent experiments have demonstrated a significant power loss (as great as 50%) from the central far-field spot of a pulsed CO2 electric-discharge laser. Our theory shows that saturation effects that follow the unstable resonator mode variations can create index variations. These index variations lead to a phase grating, and power losses result from diffraction off the grating.
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Gregory C. Dente, Gregory C. Dente, } "Phase Grating Effects In Pulsed CO2 Electric Discharge Lasers", Proc. SPIE 0293, Wavefront Distortions in Power Optics, (30 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932337; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.932337
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