11 March 1987 Multi-Kilojoule Narrowband XeCl Laser
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Proceedings Volume 0710, Excimer Lasers and Optics; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.937305
Event: Cambridge Symposium-Fiber/LASE '86, 1986, Cambridge, MA, United States
Published work on narrowbanding excimer lasers deals primarily with low energy, short pulse discharge lasers.1-3 In this paper we describe the narrowband (<200 MHz) operation of a large e-beam pumped excimer laser at Western Research Corporation (WRC). Narrowband laser pumping is required for cross-beam Raman conversion, a scaleable technology which promises to produce very high energy, high quality laser output beams.4 The narrowband system comprises a low energy frequency doubled dye laser front end, a 10 liter e-beam pumped intermediate amplifier, and the multi-kilojoule output SLAM laser. The excimer system operates with XeC1 at 308 nm and has produced a narrowband output of approximately 3500 J in a 630 ns pulse. In the following sections, we describe the SLAM laser and then detail the design and operation of the narrowband system.
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J. R. Oldenettel, J. R. Oldenettel, K. Y. Tang, K. Y. Tang, "Multi-Kilojoule Narrowband XeCl Laser", Proc. SPIE 0710, Excimer Lasers and Optics, (11 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937305; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.937305


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