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A High Energy Narrowband XeCl Laser
Author(s): Cheryl J White; Douglas Weidenheimer; Timothy L Boyd; Richard M Kremer; Kenneth Y Tang; Robert B Michie; John W Keto
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Paper Abstract

Stable operation of a 1.2 As pulse, high energy, electron beam pumped XeCl laser at a bandwidth of 225 MHz has been achieved. This bandwidth is obtained without external injection by utilizing the self-regenerating feedback from a portion of the broadband laser output that is filtered through a series of Fabry-Perot etalons in a retro-ring configuration. The laser is a positive-branch confocal unstable resonator with a typical narrowband output of -20 J. The laser comes under narrowband control after -200 nsec and has a wavelength tuning accuracy of ± 50 MHz. Polarization locking achieved by this system is quite efficient, producing typical locking ratios of S-to P-polarization of > 100:1. The narrowband output is analyzed with a 1.5 GHz confocal etalon and a streak camera.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 June 1988
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0912, Pulse Single-Frequency Lasers: Technology and Applications, (22 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945516
Show Author Affiliations
Cheryl J White, Western Research Corporation (United States)
Douglas Weidenheimer, Harry Diamond Laboratory (United States)
Timothy L Boyd, Western Research Corporation (United States)
Richard M Kremer, Western Research Corporation (United States)
Kenneth Y Tang, Western Research Corporation (United States)
Robert B Michie, Mission Research Corporation (United States)
John W Keto, University of Texas (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0912:
Pulse Single-Frequency Lasers: Technology and Applications
William K. Bischel; Larry A. Rahn, Editor(s)

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