13 May 1998 Beam quality of self-starting SBS resonators for excimer lasers
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The generation of near Gaussian beams with small beam propagation factors M2 is investigated for excimer laser applications requiring small focal spots. A considerable transverse beam quality improvement can be achieved not only with small internal apertures but also be operating the excimer laser with a phase-conjugating SBS-mirror. No additional start resonator was used. SBS-cells filled with a liquid mixture of dimethylbutane/n-pentane exhibit high optical breakdown intensities.
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Dirk Berger, Dirk Berger, Hans Joachim Eichler, Hans Joachim Eichler, Steffen Baudach, Steffen Baudach, Joerg Schwartz, Joerg Schwartz, } "Beam quality of self-starting SBS resonators for excimer lasers", Proc. SPIE 3267, Laser Resonators, (13 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308118; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.308118
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