Optical beam quality: comparison between beams generated in folded-stable and hybrid-stable-unstable resonators

Year: 2003

Authors: Lapucci A., Ciofini M.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata, Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy

Abstract: We performed experimental measurements on a CO2 laser, consisting of a radio-frequency excitation discharge with slab geometry and a three mirror multipass resonator. We compared extraction efficiency, power stability and beam quality to those of the hybrid stable-unstable resonator.

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More Information: Sponsors: ICO-International Commission for Optics; CNR-COnsiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy); INOA-Instituto Nazional de Ottica Applicata (Italy); SPIE; Universita degli Studi di Firenze (ITALY)
KeyWords: Carbon dioxide; Cavity resonators; Electrodes; Laser resonators; Optical waveguides; Oscillations, Beam quality; Extraction efficiency; Hybrid stable-unstable resonator; Power stability, Light
DOI: 10.1117/12.527518

Citations: 1
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