Recent experiments with the electricoil laser system

D. L. Carroll, J. T. Verdeyen, D. M. King, J. W. Zimmerman, J. K. Laystrom, G. F. Benavides, B. S. Woodard, K. Kittell, W. C. Solomon

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Abstract

In this paper we report on studies of a continuous wave laser at 1315 nm on the I(2P1/2) → I(2P3/2) transition of atomic iodine where the O2(a1Δ) used to pump the iodine was produced by a radio frequency excited electric discharge. The electric discharge was sustained in He/O2 and Ar/O2 gas mixtures upstream of a supersonic cavity which is employed to lower the temperature of the continuous gas flow and shift the equilibrium of atomic iodine in favor of the I(2P1/2) state. The results of experimental studies for several different flow conditions, discharge arrangements, and mirror sets are presented. The highest laser output power obtained in these experiments was 520 mW in a stable cavity composed of two 99.995% reflective mirrors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication36th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event36th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Jun 6 2005Jun 9 2005

Publication series

Name36th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference

Other

Other36th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period6/6/056/9/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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