Abstract

A numerical model of a three-mirror resonator for a TE CO2 laser was developed. This model was used to determine if a three-mirror resonator with an etalon could be used to ensure tunable single-mode action on the lower gain lines of CO2. Single-mode pulse energies were also predicted and good agreement was found with experimentally measured values. An analysis of the thermal frequency drift of the resonator is also presented.

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  1. T. W. Carman, P. E. Dyer, “Continuous Tuning Characteristics of a Small High Pressure UV Preionised CO2 Laser,” Opt. Commun. 29, 218 (1979).
    [CrossRef]
  2. J. L. Bruneau, “A Tunable Single Longitudinal Mode CO2 Oscillator for Efficient Optical Pumping,” Opt. Commun. 41, 443 (1979).
    [CrossRef]
  3. P. Mathieu, J. R. Izatt, “Narrow-Band CO2 TEA Laser for Efficient FIR Laser Pumping,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-13, 465 (1977).
    [CrossRef]
  4. B. K. Deka, M. A. Rob, J. R. Izatt, “Mode Contol and High Energy Operation of a Multi-Atmosphere CO2 Laser Using a Three Mirror Resonator,” Opt. Commun. 57, 111 (1986).
    [CrossRef]
  5. P. E. Dyer, D. N. Raouf, “Continuously Tunable, Line Narrowed TE CO2 Laser Using a Near Grazing Incidence Grating,” Appl. Opt. 24, 3152–3154 (1985).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. J. R. Izatt, “Tunable Far-Infrared Laser,” Proc. Soc. Photo. Opt. Instrum. Eng. 666, 15 (1986).
  7. B. K. Deka, P. E. Dyer, R. J. Winfield, “Single Mode Operation of a Continuously Tunable TE CO2 Laser Using a Three Mirror Resonator,” Opt. Commun. 39, 255 (1981).
    [CrossRef]
  8. G. J. Ernst, J. Witteman, “Transition Selection with Adjustable Outcoupling for a Laser Device Applied to CO2,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-7, 484 (1971).
    [CrossRef]
  9. J. E. Bjorkholm, T. C. Damen, J. Shah, “Improved Use of Gratings in Tunable Lasers,” Opt. Commun. 4, 283 (1971).
    [CrossRef]
  10. M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, New York, 1959).
  11. A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics (Wiley, New York, 1975).
  12. O. Judd, “High Power Gas Lasers,” Inst. Phys. Conf. Ser. 20, (1975).

1986 (2)

B. K. Deka, M. A. Rob, J. R. Izatt, “Mode Contol and High Energy Operation of a Multi-Atmosphere CO2 Laser Using a Three Mirror Resonator,” Opt. Commun. 57, 111 (1986).
[CrossRef]

J. R. Izatt, “Tunable Far-Infrared Laser,” Proc. Soc. Photo. Opt. Instrum. Eng. 666, 15 (1986).

1985 (1)

1981 (1)

B. K. Deka, P. E. Dyer, R. J. Winfield, “Single Mode Operation of a Continuously Tunable TE CO2 Laser Using a Three Mirror Resonator,” Opt. Commun. 39, 255 (1981).
[CrossRef]

1979 (2)

T. W. Carman, P. E. Dyer, “Continuous Tuning Characteristics of a Small High Pressure UV Preionised CO2 Laser,” Opt. Commun. 29, 218 (1979).
[CrossRef]

J. L. Bruneau, “A Tunable Single Longitudinal Mode CO2 Oscillator for Efficient Optical Pumping,” Opt. Commun. 41, 443 (1979).
[CrossRef]

1977 (1)

P. Mathieu, J. R. Izatt, “Narrow-Band CO2 TEA Laser for Efficient FIR Laser Pumping,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-13, 465 (1977).
[CrossRef]

1975 (1)

O. Judd, “High Power Gas Lasers,” Inst. Phys. Conf. Ser. 20, (1975).

1971 (2)

G. J. Ernst, J. Witteman, “Transition Selection with Adjustable Outcoupling for a Laser Device Applied to CO2,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-7, 484 (1971).
[CrossRef]

J. E. Bjorkholm, T. C. Damen, J. Shah, “Improved Use of Gratings in Tunable Lasers,” Opt. Commun. 4, 283 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Bjorkholm, J. E.

J. E. Bjorkholm, T. C. Damen, J. Shah, “Improved Use of Gratings in Tunable Lasers,” Opt. Commun. 4, 283 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Born, M.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, New York, 1959).

Bruneau, J. L.

J. L. Bruneau, “A Tunable Single Longitudinal Mode CO2 Oscillator for Efficient Optical Pumping,” Opt. Commun. 41, 443 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Carman, T. W.

T. W. Carman, P. E. Dyer, “Continuous Tuning Characteristics of a Small High Pressure UV Preionised CO2 Laser,” Opt. Commun. 29, 218 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Damen, T. C.

J. E. Bjorkholm, T. C. Damen, J. Shah, “Improved Use of Gratings in Tunable Lasers,” Opt. Commun. 4, 283 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Deka, B. K.

B. K. Deka, M. A. Rob, J. R. Izatt, “Mode Contol and High Energy Operation of a Multi-Atmosphere CO2 Laser Using a Three Mirror Resonator,” Opt. Commun. 57, 111 (1986).
[CrossRef]

B. K. Deka, P. E. Dyer, R. J. Winfield, “Single Mode Operation of a Continuously Tunable TE CO2 Laser Using a Three Mirror Resonator,” Opt. Commun. 39, 255 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Dyer, P. E.

P. E. Dyer, D. N. Raouf, “Continuously Tunable, Line Narrowed TE CO2 Laser Using a Near Grazing Incidence Grating,” Appl. Opt. 24, 3152–3154 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. K. Deka, P. E. Dyer, R. J. Winfield, “Single Mode Operation of a Continuously Tunable TE CO2 Laser Using a Three Mirror Resonator,” Opt. Commun. 39, 255 (1981).
[CrossRef]

T. W. Carman, P. E. Dyer, “Continuous Tuning Characteristics of a Small High Pressure UV Preionised CO2 Laser,” Opt. Commun. 29, 218 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Ernst, G. J.

G. J. Ernst, J. Witteman, “Transition Selection with Adjustable Outcoupling for a Laser Device Applied to CO2,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-7, 484 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Izatt, J. R.

B. K. Deka, M. A. Rob, J. R. Izatt, “Mode Contol and High Energy Operation of a Multi-Atmosphere CO2 Laser Using a Three Mirror Resonator,” Opt. Commun. 57, 111 (1986).
[CrossRef]

J. R. Izatt, “Tunable Far-Infrared Laser,” Proc. Soc. Photo. Opt. Instrum. Eng. 666, 15 (1986).

P. Mathieu, J. R. Izatt, “Narrow-Band CO2 TEA Laser for Efficient FIR Laser Pumping,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-13, 465 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Judd, O.

O. Judd, “High Power Gas Lasers,” Inst. Phys. Conf. Ser. 20, (1975).

Mathieu, P.

P. Mathieu, J. R. Izatt, “Narrow-Band CO2 TEA Laser for Efficient FIR Laser Pumping,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-13, 465 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Raouf, D. N.

Rob, M. A.

B. K. Deka, M. A. Rob, J. R. Izatt, “Mode Contol and High Energy Operation of a Multi-Atmosphere CO2 Laser Using a Three Mirror Resonator,” Opt. Commun. 57, 111 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Shah, J.

J. E. Bjorkholm, T. C. Damen, J. Shah, “Improved Use of Gratings in Tunable Lasers,” Opt. Commun. 4, 283 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Winfield, R. J.

B. K. Deka, P. E. Dyer, R. J. Winfield, “Single Mode Operation of a Continuously Tunable TE CO2 Laser Using a Three Mirror Resonator,” Opt. Commun. 39, 255 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Witteman, J.

G. J. Ernst, J. Witteman, “Transition Selection with Adjustable Outcoupling for a Laser Device Applied to CO2,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-7, 484 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Wolf, E.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, New York, 1959).

Yariv, A.

A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics (Wiley, New York, 1975).

Appl. Opt. (1)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

P. Mathieu, J. R. Izatt, “Narrow-Band CO2 TEA Laser for Efficient FIR Laser Pumping,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-13, 465 (1977).
[CrossRef]

G. J. Ernst, J. Witteman, “Transition Selection with Adjustable Outcoupling for a Laser Device Applied to CO2,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-7, 484 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Inst. Phys. Conf. Ser. (1)

O. Judd, “High Power Gas Lasers,” Inst. Phys. Conf. Ser. 20, (1975).

Opt. Commun. (5)

B. K. Deka, P. E. Dyer, R. J. Winfield, “Single Mode Operation of a Continuously Tunable TE CO2 Laser Using a Three Mirror Resonator,” Opt. Commun. 39, 255 (1981).
[CrossRef]

J. E. Bjorkholm, T. C. Damen, J. Shah, “Improved Use of Gratings in Tunable Lasers,” Opt. Commun. 4, 283 (1971).
[CrossRef]

B. K. Deka, M. A. Rob, J. R. Izatt, “Mode Contol and High Energy Operation of a Multi-Atmosphere CO2 Laser Using a Three Mirror Resonator,” Opt. Commun. 57, 111 (1986).
[CrossRef]

T. W. Carman, P. E. Dyer, “Continuous Tuning Characteristics of a Small High Pressure UV Preionised CO2 Laser,” Opt. Commun. 29, 218 (1979).
[CrossRef]

J. L. Bruneau, “A Tunable Single Longitudinal Mode CO2 Oscillator for Efficient Optical Pumping,” Opt. Commun. 41, 443 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Proc. Soc. Photo. Opt. Instrum. Eng. (1)

J. R. Izatt, “Tunable Far-Infrared Laser,” Proc. Soc. Photo. Opt. Instrum. Eng. 666, 15 (1986).

Other (2)

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, New York, 1959).

A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics (Wiley, New York, 1975).

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