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Optical Engineering

Experimental study of the Cs diode pumped alkali laser operation with different buffer gases
Author(s): Randall J. Knize; Boris V. Zhdanov; Matthew D. Rotondaro; Michael K. Shaffer
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Paper Abstract

Cs diode pumped alkali laser (DPAL) operation using ethane, methane, and mixtures of these hydrocarbons with the noble gases He and Ar as a buffer gas for spin–orbit relaxation was studied in this work. The best Cs DPAL performance in continuous wave operation with flowing gain medium was achieved using pure methane, pure ethane, or a mixture of ethane (minimum of 200 Torr) and He with a total buffer gas pressure of 300 Torr.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 March 2016
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 55(3) 036109 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.55.3.036109
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 55, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Randall J. Knize, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
Boris V. Zhdanov, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
Matthew D. Rotondaro, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
Michael K. Shaffer, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)


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