The optical quality of NCLR's 1 kW, 1 kHz XeCl excimer laser has been investigated. Nearly diffraction limited beams can be obtained in short burst mode up to 1 kHz. Long burst mode operation is currently limited by the quality of the optics. The beam pointing variation is reduced to half the divergence angle and is found to be independent of the repetition rate of the laser system.
|Name||Proceedings of SPIE|
|Conference||International Forum on Advanced High-Power Lasers and Applications 1999|
|Period||1/11/99 → 5/11/99|
- Excimer lasers
- Pointing variation