This project was concerned with the design, construction
and testing of a low powered carbon dioxide laser and a discharge
pumped XeCl excimer laser. The thesis is presented in two
separate parts; section A covers the carbon dioxide laser and
section B covers the excimer laser. The reason for this separation
is that the common overlap of design features and operation is
very small [continued]...
A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy of Loughborough University.