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Multi-Kilojoule Narrowband XeCl Laser
Author(s): J. R. Oldenettel; K. Y. Tang
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Paper Abstract

Published work on narrowbanding excimer lasers deals primarily with low energy, short pulse discharge lasers.1-3 In this paper we describe the narrowband (<200 MHz) operation of a large e-beam pumped excimer laser at Western Research Corporation (WRC). Narrowband laser pumping is required for cross-beam Raman conversion, a scaleable technology which promises to produce very high energy, high quality laser output beams.4 The narrowband system comprises a low energy frequency doubled dye laser front end, a 10 liter e-beam pumped intermediate amplifier, and the multi-kilojoule output SLAM laser. The excimer system operates with XeC1 at 308 nm and has produced a narrowband output of approximately 3500 J in a 630 ns pulse. In the following sections, we describe the SLAM laser and then detail the design and operation of the narrowband system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 1987
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 0710, Excimer Lasers and Optics, (11 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937305
Show Author Affiliations
J. R. Oldenettel, Western Research Corporation (United States)
K. Y. Tang, Western Research Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0710:
Excimer Lasers and Optics
Ting-Shan Luk, Editor(s)

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