Compact XeF(C-A) and atomic iodine lasers optically pumped by radiation from a surface discharge

Brent A. Knecht, Richard D. Fraser, D. J. Wheeler, C. J. Zietkiewicz, J. Gary Eden, L. D. Mikheev, Vitaly S. Zuev

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Abstract

A compact (≈ m 2 of table space), surface-discharge pumped laser head has been developed and applied to pumping the XeF(C-A) transition head has been developed and applied to pumping the XeF(C-A) transition that lases in the blue-green (≈ 485 nm) and the 1315 nm transition of atomic iodine. Having an active length of ≈ 50 cm, this device requires no external high voltage or current switches, and presently dissipates ≳8 MW per cm of surface discharge. With 5% output coupling (unoptimized), pulse energies ≳50 mJ are obtained from the CA laser and 0,7 J from the iodine laser.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Pages8-13
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995
EventInternational Conference on Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Lasers - Tomsk, Russia
Duration: Mar 27 1995Mar 30 1995

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2619
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Lasers
CityTomsk, Russia
Period3/27/953/30/95

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Knecht, B. A., Fraser, R. D., Wheeler, D. J., Zietkiewicz, C. J., Eden, J. G., Mikheev, L. D., & Zuev, V. S. (1995). Compact XeF(C-A) and atomic iodine lasers optically pumped by radiation from a surface discharge. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (pp. 8-13). (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 2619).