CuBr laser with a reduced energy input into a discharge

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

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Abstract

The operation of a CuBr laser with a small volume of the active medium for a reduced energy input into a discharge was studied. It was shown that switching the commutator to a smaller operating capacitor for a short time permits a 2.3-fold reduction (relative to the typical operating mode) of the power supplied to the discharge without sacrificing any output laser power. By the application of an additional 'dissociating' pulse, a stationary mode of laser operation was realised, whereby the pump pulse energy was lowered by a factor of 10 without loss in the output power.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-408
Number of pages3
JournalQuantum Electronics
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2000

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

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