A copper bromide vapour laser with a high pulse repetition rate

D. V. Shiyanov, G. S. Evtushenko, V. B. Sukhanov, V. F. Fedorov

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Abstract

The results of an experimental study of a copper bromide vapour laser with a discharge-channel diameter above 2.5 cm and a high pump-pulse repetition rate are presented. A TGU1-1000/25 high-power tacitron used as a switch made it possible to obtain for the first time a fairly high output radiation power for pump-pulse repetition rates exceeding 200 kHz. At a maximum pump-pulse repetition rate of 250 kHz achieved in a laser tube 2.6 cm in diameter and 76 cm long, the output power was 1.5 W. The output powers of 3 and 10.5 W were reached for pump-pulse repetition rates of 200 and 100 kHz, respectively. These characteristics were obtained without circulating a buffer gas and (or) low-concentration active impurities through the active volume.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)680-682
Number of pages3
JournalQuantum Electronics
Volume32
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2002

Keywords

  • Metal halide vapour lasers
  • Output characteristics
  • Repetitively pulsed laser

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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