Asymmetric output profile of Xe Laser

F.J. Blok, P.L. Rubin, Jeroen W.J. Verschuur, W.J. Witteman

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A new set of asymmetric modes was recently revealed in a Xe slab laser with pronounced lens effects originating from gas heating in the discharge. The appearance of these modes is a threshold effect. Their domain of existence in the Xe laser is discussed. It is shown that mode competition can result in output radiation asymmetry. Theoretical results are compared with experimental data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324-331
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Russian laser research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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