Folded stable resonators versus hybrid stable-unstable resonators for slab lasers
Authors: Lapucci A., Ciofini M., Lolli S.
Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata, Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy
Abstract: We have studied two different optical schemes, namely, a stable multipass resonator and a hybrid stable-unstable resonator, using the same Radio-Frequency excited slab geometry. The experimental results show that the stable multipass resonator allows extraction of a good quality output beam, together with improved power stability.
More Information: Sponsors: Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland); SPIE Poland CHapterKeyWords: Carbon dioxide lasers; Diffusion; Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions; Laser beam effects; Laser modes; Optical waveguides; Oscillators (electronic); Transmission electron microscopy, Beam quality; Beam shaping, Laser resonatorsDOI: 10.1117/12.515489Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click here