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An oscillator-amplifier KrF discharge laser system capable of providing up to 400 mJ output with 0.1-cm-1linewidth in a 20-ns pulse is described. The output beam divergence is described and shown to be affected by the discharge current. The output beam is near the diffraction limit in the direction parallel to the discharge and about three times the diffraction limit transverse to the discharge. Operation with XeCl at up to 250 mJ with similar linewidth and spatial quality is also described.