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Title: Spectroscopic applications of pulsed metal vapour lasers
Author: Freegarde, Tim
ISNI:       0000 0001 3483 7499
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 1989
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The remainder of this thesis considers the longitudinal coherence of the copper vapour laser, and describes the design and initial performance of a narrow bandwidth dye laser for use with a CVL. Careful construction of a grazing-incidence grating arrangement similar to that of Littman has resulted in a laser which is particularly simple to align and which promises ease of tuning over a wide range. Operation confined to a single longitudinal mode has been demonstrated, corresponding to single shot bandwidths below IGHz, but instabilities caused by vibration and uneven dye flow broaden the time-averaged width to around 3GHz. Suggested improvements have not yet been implemented.
Supervisor: Corney, Alan Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: High power lasers ; Metal vapor lasers