Copper bromide vapour laser with an output pulse duration of up to 320 ns

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Abstract

We report the development of a copper bromide vapour laser with an output pulse duration of up to 320 ns. To lengthen the pulse, the discharge current was limited using a compound switch comprising a pulsed hydrogen thyratron and a tacitron. This technique permits limiting the excitation of the working levels at the initial stage of the discharge development to lengthen the inversion lifetime. The longest duration of a laser pulse was reached in tubes 25 and 50 mm in diameter for a pulse repetition rate of 2-4 kHz.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-60
Number of pages4
JournalQuantum Electronics
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Copper bromide vapour laser
  • Excitation
  • Inversion
  • Long pulse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

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