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Beam quality characterization and times-diffraction-limit estimation of two high-power excimer lasers
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Paper Abstract

Based on the results obtained from two high peak power excimer lasers developed in the ENEA Research Centre of Frascati, equipped with different hard-edge unstable resonators, a comparison is made between the widely used M2 beam quality parameter and a newly defined 'times- diffraction-limit' (TDL) factor, pointing out the different meaning of the two coefficients, the respective limitations, and their range of applicability. A simple setup for the beam pointing stability estimation is also proposed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2870, Third International Workshop on Laser Beam and Optics Characterization, (20 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259919
Show Author Affiliations
Sarah Bollanti, ENEA Frascati (Italy)
Paolo Di Lazzaro, ENEA Frascati (Italy)
Daniele Murra, ENEA Trisaia (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2870:
Third International Workshop on Laser Beam and Optics Characterization

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