Modeling technique of capacitive discharge pumping of metal vapor lasers for electrode capacitance optimization

F. A. Gubarev, G. S. Evtushenko, N. K. Vuchkov, V. B. Sukhanov, D. V. Shiyanov

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Abstract

To estimate optimum gas discharge tube (GDT) electrode capacitance of metal vapor lasers (MVLs) pumped by a longitudinal capacitive discharge, we offer to use series connection of capacitors to the electrodes of a conventionally pumped GDT with inner electrodes. It has been demonstrated that the maximum output power in CuBr lasers is obtained when the capacitances of high-voltage and ground electrodes are equal. When using a model circuit an average output power reaches 12 W that suggests the possibility of generating high average output power (>10 W) in MVLs pumped using a capacitive discharge.

Original languageEnglish
Article number055111
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume83
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation

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