1 June 1990 Laser with 90° beam rotation
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Proceedings Volume 1224, Optical Resonators; (1990) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.18448
Event: OE/LASE '90, 1990, Los Angeles, CA, United States
An output beam with a nearly ideal focal spot can be obtained by combining an unstable ring resonator with 90 deg beam rotation with a lasing medium which has gain that would be too low for the effective use of a more conventional unstable resonator. As an example, results are presented of a simulation of an oxygen-iodine transfer laser with moderate gain. The simulation included a fairly detailed representation of the laser kinetics, including the effect of transverse gas flow. Results of the simulation include laser mode profiles and far-field patterns.
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W. Pete Latham, W. Pete Latham, Alan H. Paxton, Alan H. Paxton, Gregory C. Dente, Gregory C. Dente, } "Laser with 90° beam rotation", Proc. SPIE 1224, Optical Resonators, (1 June 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18448; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.18448


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