Capacitive-discharge-pumped CuBr laser with 12 W average output power

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Abstract

This paper presents the study of the energy characteristics of a medium scale CuBr laser (1130 cm3 active volume) pumped by a longitudinal capacitive discharge. The output power dependences on the equivalent operating capacitance and on the ratio of high-voltage and ground electrode capacitances are studied. The best characteristics are obtained when the high-voltage electrode capacitance exceeds the ground electrode capacitance or when the electrode capacitances are equal. The presence of a threshold value for pumping power, above which the introduction of HBr additive into the active volume improves laser performance, is also noted. The total maximum average lasing power was 12 W at ∼0.5 efficiency when the capacitances of both the electrodes were 1190 pF.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6355596
Pages (from-to)89-94
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Capacitive discharge
  • copper bromide laser
  • excitation
  • metal vapor laser

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Capacitive-discharge-pumped CuBr laser with 12 W average output power. / Gubarev, Fedor A.; Shiyanov, Dmitriy V.; Sukhanov, Victor B.; Evtushenko, Gennadiy S.

In: IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, Vol. 49, No. 1, 6355596, 2013, p. 89-94.

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