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, James 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

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Surface discharges
Laser
Pumping (laser)
Dissipate
Lasers
lasers
high current
high voltages
Switch
Table
pumping
switches
Voltage
Switches
output
Output
Electric potential
pulses
Energy
Design

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., Mikheev, L. D., Zuev, V. S., & Eden, J. G. (1994). Design, construction, and performance of a surface discharge-pumped laser. In V. N. Smiley, & F. K. Tittel (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (pp. 59-63). (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 2118).

Design, construction, and performance of a surface discharge-pumped laser. / Knecht, Brent A.; Fraser, Richard D.; Wheeler, D. J.; Zietkiewicz, Christopher J.; Mikheev, L. D.; Zuev, Vitaly S.; Eden, James Gary.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / Vern N. Smiley; Frank K. Tittel. 1994. p. 59-63 (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 2118).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Knecht, BA, Fraser, RD, Wheeler, DJ, Zietkiewicz, CJ, Mikheev, LD, Zuev, VS & Eden, JG 1994, Design, construction, and performance of a surface discharge-pumped laser. in VN Smiley & FK Tittel (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 2118, pp. 59-63, Gas, Metal Vapor, and Free-Electron Lasers and Applications, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 1/25/94.
Knecht BA, Fraser RD, Wheeler DJ, Zietkiewicz CJ, Mikheev LD, Zuev VS et al. Design, construction, and performance of a surface discharge-pumped laser. In Smiley VN, Tittel FK, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 1994. p. 59-63. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering).
Knecht, Brent A. ; Fraser, Richard D. ; Wheeler, D. J. ; Zietkiewicz, Christopher J. ; Mikheev, L. D. ; Zuev, Vitaly S. ; Eden, James Gary. / Design, construction, and performance of a surface discharge-pumped laser. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / Vern N. Smiley ; Frank K. Tittel. 1994. pp. 59-63 (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering).
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