Design, construction, and performance of a surface discharge-pumped laser

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

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Abstract

A compact (approximately 1 m2 of table space), surface- discharge pumped laser head has been developed and applied to pumping the XeF (C → A) transition that lases in the blue- green (approximately 485 nm). Having an active length of approximately 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 C → A laser.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsVern N. Smiley, Frank K. Tittel
Pages59-63
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventGas, Metal Vapor, and Free-Electron Lasers and Applications - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 25 1994Jan 26 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2118
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherGas, Metal Vapor, and Free-Electron Lasers and Applications
CityLos Angeles, CA, USA
Period1/25/941/26/94

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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