Operation features of a longitudinal-capacitive-discharge-pumped CuBr laser

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Abstract

The frequency and energy characteristics of a capacitive-discharge-pumped CuBr laser are investigated. Processes proceeding in the discharge circuit of lasers pumped in this way, in particular, pumped without an external storage capacitor are analysed. It is shown that, depending on the pumping circuit, laser levels are excited either during the charge current flow or during the discharge of electrode capacitances. The differences in the influence of the active HBr addition on the characteristics of the discharge and lasing compared to the case of a usual repetitively pulsed high-current discharge with internal electrodes are established.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-24
Number of pages6
JournalQuantum Electronics
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Keywords

  • Active additions
  • Capacitive discharge
  • Copper bromide laser
  • Excitation
  • Modified kinetics

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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