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1 June 1990 Review of oscillator performance for electric lasers
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Proceedings Volume 1224, Optical Resonators; (1990)
Event: OE/LASE '90, 1990, Los Angeles, CA, United States
This paper reviews and discusses the performance of unstable resonators concentrating on the design, analysis, and test of oscillators used on electric discharge and electron-beam pumped laser devices. The work covers over 15 years of device development including pulsed and continuous wave CO2, CO and excimer lasers, both subsonic and supersonic flow. The emphasis is on the review of the energy extraction and beam quality experimental results from a wide range of devices. The effect of flow characteristics on laser performance is discussed. The interaction between the optical mode formation and the laser medium, called the 'Mode-Medium Interaction', is presented in terms of both theoretical and experimental understanding. The device design constraints imposed by optical material limitations is also discussed.
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John W. Glessner, Peter D. Tannen, Robert F. Walter, and Gregory C. Dente "Review of oscillator performance for electric lasers", Proc. SPIE 1224, Optical Resonators, (1 June 1990);


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