Enhancement of electric oxygen-iodine laser performance using larger mode volume resonators

Brian S. Woodard, Gabriel F. Benavides, Joseph W. Zimmerman, David L. Carroll, Andrew D. Palla, Michael T. Day, Joseph T. Verdeyen, Wayne C. Solomon

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Abstract

Herein the authors report on the demonstration of an 87% enhancement in cw laser power on the 1315 nm transition of atomic iodine via a 100% increase in the resonator mode volume. O2(a1Δ) is produced by a single rf-excited electric discharge sustained in an O2-He-NO gas mixture flowing through a rectangular geometry, and I(2P 1/2) is then pumped using energy transferred from O 2(a1Δ). A total laser output power of 102.5 W was obtained using a Z-pass resonator configuration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1611-1613
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume35
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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