Abstract

Using suitable correcting optics, a 2× diffraction-limited beam has been obtained from a high power transverse flow dye laser. Beam divergence in the direction parallel to flow is controlled by a sound wave and may be compensated for externally.

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  1. M. E. Mack, D. B. Northam, L. G. Crawford, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 1108 (1976).
  2. W. H. Glenn, W. Morey, C. M. Ferrar, “High Power Dye Lasers,” in 1975 IEEE/OSA Conference of Laser Engineering and Applications (June1975).
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
  7. M. E. Mack, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63, 505A (1973).
  8. V. A. Alekseev, I. V. Antonov, S. A. Mikhnov, V. S. Prokudin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 2, 52 (1972).
    [CrossRef]
  9. A. E. Siegman, Proc. IEEE 53, 277 (1965).
    [CrossRef]

1977

S. Blit, U. Ganiel, D. Treves, Appl. Phys. (Eur.) 12, 69 (1977).
[CrossRef]

J. Jethwa, F. P. Schafer, “A Reliable High Average Power Dye Laser”, in 1977 IEEE/OSA Conference on Laser Engineering and Applications (June1977), paper 7.4.

1976

M. E. Mack, D. B. Northam, L. G. Crawford, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 1108 (1976).

1974

T. F. Ewanizky, Appl. Phys. Lett. 25, 295 (1974).
[CrossRef]

1973

M. E. Mack, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63, 505A (1973).

G. M. Gale, Opt. Comm. 7, 86 (1973).
[CrossRef]

1972

V. A. Alekseev, I. V. Antonov, S. A. Mikhnov, V. S. Prokudin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 2, 52 (1972).
[CrossRef]

1965

A. E. Siegman, Proc. IEEE 53, 277 (1965).
[CrossRef]

Alekseev, V. A.

V. A. Alekseev, I. V. Antonov, S. A. Mikhnov, V. S. Prokudin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 2, 52 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Antonov, I. V.

V. A. Alekseev, I. V. Antonov, S. A. Mikhnov, V. S. Prokudin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 2, 52 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Blit, S.

S. Blit, U. Ganiel, D. Treves, Appl. Phys. (Eur.) 12, 69 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Crawford, L. G.

M. E. Mack, D. B. Northam, L. G. Crawford, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 1108 (1976).

Ewanizky, T. F.

T. F. Ewanizky, Appl. Phys. Lett. 25, 295 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Ferrar, C. M.

W. H. Glenn, W. Morey, C. M. Ferrar, “High Power Dye Lasers,” in 1975 IEEE/OSA Conference of Laser Engineering and Applications (June1975).

Gale, G. M.

G. M. Gale, Opt. Comm. 7, 86 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Ganiel, U.

S. Blit, U. Ganiel, D. Treves, Appl. Phys. (Eur.) 12, 69 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Glenn, W. H.

W. H. Glenn, W. Morey, C. M. Ferrar, “High Power Dye Lasers,” in 1975 IEEE/OSA Conference of Laser Engineering and Applications (June1975).

Jethwa, J.

J. Jethwa, F. P. Schafer, “A Reliable High Average Power Dye Laser”, in 1977 IEEE/OSA Conference on Laser Engineering and Applications (June1977), paper 7.4.

Mack, M. E.

M. E. Mack, D. B. Northam, L. G. Crawford, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 1108 (1976).

M. E. Mack, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63, 505A (1973).

Mikhnov, S. A.

V. A. Alekseev, I. V. Antonov, S. A. Mikhnov, V. S. Prokudin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 2, 52 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Morey, W.

W. H. Glenn, W. Morey, C. M. Ferrar, “High Power Dye Lasers,” in 1975 IEEE/OSA Conference of Laser Engineering and Applications (June1975).

Northam, D. B.

M. E. Mack, D. B. Northam, L. G. Crawford, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 1108 (1976).

Prokudin, V. S.

V. A. Alekseev, I. V. Antonov, S. A. Mikhnov, V. S. Prokudin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 2, 52 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Schafer, F. P.

J. Jethwa, F. P. Schafer, “A Reliable High Average Power Dye Laser”, in 1977 IEEE/OSA Conference on Laser Engineering and Applications (June1977), paper 7.4.

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, Proc. IEEE 53, 277 (1965).
[CrossRef]

Treves, D.

S. Blit, U. Ganiel, D. Treves, Appl. Phys. (Eur.) 12, 69 (1977).
[CrossRef]

1977 IEEE/OSA Conference on Laser Engineering and Applications

J. Jethwa, F. P. Schafer, “A Reliable High Average Power Dye Laser”, in 1977 IEEE/OSA Conference on Laser Engineering and Applications (June1977), paper 7.4.

Appl. Phys. (Eur.)

S. Blit, U. Ganiel, D. Treves, Appl. Phys. (Eur.) 12, 69 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

T. F. Ewanizky, Appl. Phys. Lett. 25, 295 (1974).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am.

M. E. Mack, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63, 505A (1973).

M. E. Mack, D. B. Northam, L. G. Crawford, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 1108 (1976).

Opt. Comm.

G. M. Gale, Opt. Comm. 7, 86 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Proc. IEEE

A. E. Siegman, Proc. IEEE 53, 277 (1965).
[CrossRef]

Sov. J. Quantum Electron.

V. A. Alekseev, I. V. Antonov, S. A. Mikhnov, V. S. Prokudin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 2, 52 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Other

W. H. Glenn, W. Morey, C. M. Ferrar, “High Power Dye Lasers,” in 1975 IEEE/OSA Conference of Laser Engineering and Applications (June1975).

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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

High power dye laser configuration.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Beam divergence measuring apparatus.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Far-field patterns: (a) flat–flat resonator; (b) divergence parallel to flow externally compensated; (c) cylindrical unstable resonator and external compensation.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Photoelectric measurement of divergence parallel to flow at nominal focal point: (a) reference measurement; (b) calibration measurement with 50% transmitting filter; (c) divergence measurement—Note early peak in lower trace.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Photoelectric measurement of divergence transverse to flow: (a) reference measurement; (b) calibration measurement; (c) divergence measurement.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Photoelectric measurement of divergence parallel to flow with slits at the optimum position: (a) reference measurement; (b) calibration measurement; (c) divergence measurement.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Acoustic distortion with uniform pump distribution and infinitely thick quartz walls.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Cylindrical unstable resonator optical configuration.

Equations (6)

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K = ( n 2 1 ) ( n 2 + 2 ) 6 n ρ 0 ,
Δ n l λ β K E 0 λ A C p ,
E = E 0 τ F τ R [ exp ( t τ F ) exp ( t τ R ) ] ,
R 2 = L n [ n ( n 1 ) l L ] × [ ρ 1 2 n 2 + 2 n ( n 1 ) l L ( n 1 ) 2 l 2 L 2 ] ,
ρ 1 = [ n ( n 1 ) l L ] 1 + r 1 r ,
a 2 = ρ 1 n + ( n 1 ) ( l / L ) ρ 1 + ( l / L ) a 1 ,

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