Influence of the discharge circuit inductance on output characteristics of a CuBr laser

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The dependence of energy characteristics of an average-volume CuBr laser with and without addition of HBr on the rate of discharge current rise is studied. The energy characteristic is varied by connecting an additional inductance in the discharge circuit. It is shown that the average lasing power of the CuBr laser decreases tenfold with an increase in the inductance up to 4 μH. Under similar conditions, the average lasing power of the CuBr laser with addition of HBr decreases by less than two times. The fraction of lasing at the yellow line changes less. Thus, the presence of an electronegative addition to the active medium of a CuBr laser decreases requirements for the pulse power supply.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-564
Number of pages6
JournalAtmospheric and Oceanic Optics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Oceanography

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