Discharge-driven electric oxygen-iodine laser superlinear enhancement via increasing g0L

G. F. Benavides, J. W. Zimmerman, B. S. Woodard, M. T. Day, D. M. King, D. L. Carroll, A. D. Palla, J. T. Verdeyen, W. C. Solomon

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The authors report the development of an electric oxygen-iodine laser with higher output using a larger product of gain and gain length, g0L. A factor of 4.4 increase in laser power output on the 1315 nm atomic iodine transition was achieved with a factor of 3 increase in gain length. I( 2P1/2) is pumped using energy transferred from O 2(a1Δ) produced by flowing a gas mixture of O2-He-NO through three coaxial geometry radio-frequency discharges. Continuous wave (CW) average total laser power of 481 W was extracted with g0L = 0.042.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1409-1411
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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