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COIL radiation of high brilliance
Author(s): Juergen Handke
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Paper Abstract

High brilliance performance of chemical oxygen iodine lasers (COIL) requires resonator concepts that enable efficient power extraction from a low gain medium while the beam quality is close to the diffraction limit. Different resonator concepts are pre-evaluated by numerical methods and the promising candidates are adapted to a 10 kW-class COIL system. Theoretical predictions and experimental results are found to be in excellent agreement. The beam quality of different resonator architectures is evaluated by standards reported in literature. A further criterion for resonator assessment is introduced.

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Date Published: 17 April 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7131, XVII International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, 713102 (17 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.816922
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Juergen Handke, German Aerospace Ctr. (DLR) (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7131:
XVII International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers
Rui Vilar; Olinda Conde; Marta Fajardo; Luís O. Silva; Margarida Pires; Andrei Utkin, Editor(s)

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