Spectral changes in fluorescence and lasing spectra were observed from a noncircularly deformed ink-doped ethanol jet, which was induced by a lateral gas flow. The distortion parameter was determined from the analysis of diffraction patterns to be as much as . -spoiling effects were clearly observed in the appearance of high- modes in fluorescence and their disappearance in lasing. From the behavior of resonance modes, we concluded that the effective does not decrease so rapidly as predicted by the relation obtained from the ray-optics model. We also found that the signals leak out, with a wide angular spreading, mainly from near the boundary of the major axis, even for a large distortion parameter.
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