The influence of the initial density of metastable states and electron density on the pulse repetition rate in a copper-vapor laser

A. M. Boichenko, G. S. Evtushenko, S. I. Yakovlenko, O. V. Zhdaniev

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Abstract

A self-consistent model of a copper-vapor laser is developed. Three different electric power-supply schemes are examined. The developed model is employed to analyze the influence of prepulse concentrations of metastable states and electrons on the limiting repetition rate of laser pulses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)580-588
Number of pages9
JournalLaser Physics
Volume11
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2001

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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