Gain recovery in an electric oxygen-iodine laser

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

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Recent investigations of an electric oxygen-iodine laser system have shown that computational modeling overpredicts the experimentally measured power output for similar gain conditions. This discrepancy is potentially due to an unknown reaction that competes with the forward pumping of I (P2 1/2) by O2 (a Δ1). Measurements of gain recovery downstream of an operating laser cavity were performed. Modeling of this experiment shows that reducing the forward pumping rate by an effective factor of approximately 4 to simulate a competing mechanism results in the computational modeling matching the experimental gain recovery measurements, and in improved agreement between the measured and modeled laser power extraction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number021109
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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