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Beam quality of self-starting SBS resonators for excimer lasers
Author(s): Dirk Berger; Hans Joachim Eichler; Steffen Baudach; Joerg Schwartz
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3267, Laser Resonators, (13 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308118
Show Author Affiliations
Dirk Berger, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Hans Joachim Eichler, Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Steffen Baudach, Bundesanstalt fuer Materialforschung und -pruefung (Germany)
Joerg Schwartz, Berliner Institut fuer Optik GmbH (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3267:
Laser Resonators
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Pierre Galarneau, Editor(s)

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