Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 35–44 | Cite as

High brightness operation of a XeCl laser with negative branch unstable resonators

  • J. W. Chen
  • V. Nassisi
  • M. R. Perrone


Confocal and non-confocal negative branch unstable resonators with an intracavity spatial filter have been applied to a high-gain short-pulse UV preionized XeCl laser. The near- and far-field radiation characteristics have been investigated in both configurations. Laser beams of larger brightness have been obtained with non-confocal schemes. A maximum beam brightness of 1.3×1014 Wcm−2Sr−1 has been achieved.


Radiation Laser Beam Communication Network Radiation Characteristic Spatial Filter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. W. Chen
    • 1
  • V. Nassisi
    • 1
  • M. R. Perrone
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica dell'Universita'Centro Interuniversitario di Elettronica Quantistica e PlasmiLecceItaly

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