Mode beating effects in metal vapour lasers

R. M. Hentschel*, D. J. W. Brown, J. A. Piper

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    Observations of amplitude modulation in laser pulses emitted by a discharge-excited Sr + recombination laser are presented. The mechanism of mode-beating is proposed to account for such behaviour. Comparisons are made with previous reports of similar behaviour in a number of metal vapour laser systems, and suggestions that this phenomenon is the result of self mode-locking are examined.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)69-73
    Number of pages5
    JournalOptics Communications
    Issue number1-3
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 1997


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