Folded CO2 laser resonators with controlled beam quality

Year: 1993

Authors: Balestri S., Burlamacchi P., Greco V., Molesini G.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Largo E. Fermi 6, Firenze, 50125, Italy; Dipartimento di Energetica dell

Abstract: The optical design of folded CO2 laser resonators is presented, in particular with reference to a three U-fold cavity. Basic formulae are given and beam quality optimisation criteria are outlined. Experimental results on a real laser system are reported.

Journal/Review: OPTICS COMMUNICATIONS (PRINT)

Volume: 104 (1-3)      Pages from: 91  to: 96

KeyWords: Laser beams; Laser optics; Laser resonators, Controlled beams; Folded cavity; Spherical folding; Carbon dioxide lasers
DOI: 10.1016/0030-4018(93)90112-I

Citations: 2
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