Influence of H 2 and HBr-additives on Cu and CuBr vapor lasers performance

Gennadiy S. Evtushenko, Dmitriy V. Shiyanov, Oleg V. Zhdaneev, Viktor B. Sukhanov

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Abstract

Investigations of the output parameters of CuBr (Cu)+HBr laser systems have shown that HBr additives to the CuBr laser active medium result in an increase of the laser output power and efficiency that compares, in this case, with that of a CuBr laser with H 2 additives. It has been found that the vapor of working substance are additionally produced in gas-discharge tubes (GDTs) less than 2 cm in diameter due to expulsion of copper atoms from the GDT walls by HBr. The results of simulating the kinetics of the copper vapor laser active medium with HBr additives show that the enhancement of the laser performance parameters can be explained by the processes of chemical transformation of copper from the solid phase into the gas one.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsJ. Kodymova
Pages511-518
Number of pages8
Volume5777
EditionPART I
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventXV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, GCL/HPL 2004 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 30 Aug 20043 Sep 2004

Other

OtherXV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, GCL/HPL 2004
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period30.8.043.9.04

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Keywords

  • Additives
  • Lasing
  • Metal vapor laser (MVL)
  • Output parameters
  • Pulse repetition rate (PRR)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Cite this

Evtushenko, G. S., Shiyanov, D. V., Zhdaneev, O. V., & Sukhanov, V. B. (2005). Influence of H 2 and HBr-additives on Cu and CuBr vapor lasers performance. In J. Kodymova (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (PART I ed., Vol. 5777, pp. 511-518). [94] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.611077