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Increasing laser brightness by transverse mode selection-1

Hanna, D.C. (1970) Increasing laser brightness by transverse mode selection-1 Optics Technology, 2, (3), pp. 122-125. (doi:10.1016/0374-3926(70)90034-7).

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Abstract

Transverse mode selection increases the brightness of solid-state lasers - useful in plasma generation, microcircuit machining, drilling and non-linear optics. This article enumerates advantages of transverse mode selection and gives the background to modes and resonators. Using mode selection solid-state lasers may become reliable with good repeatability of performance, removing their most serious drawbacks. Part 2 explains the basis of mode selection using the plano-concave resonator as an example and discusses a wide variety of resonators. Unstable resonators show particular promise for mode selection

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Published date: August 1970
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 78834
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78834
ISSN: 0374-3926
PURE UUID: 9794e85b-56af-4f78-8d21-753463ebb3c4

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:21

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Author: D.C. Hanna

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