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Design, construction, and performance of a surface discharge-pumped laser
Author(s): Brent A. Knecht; Richard D. Fraser; D. J. Wheeler; Christopher J. Zietkiewicz; L. D. Mikheev; Vitaly S. Zuev; J. Gary Eden
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Paper Abstract

A compact (approximately 1 m2 of table space), surface- discharge pumped laser head has been developed and applied to pumping the XeF (C yields A) transition that lases in the blue- green (approximately 485 nm). Having an active length of approximately 50 cm, this device requires no external high voltage or current switches, and presently dissipates > 8 MW per cm of surface discharge. With 5% output coupling (unoptimized), pulse energies > 50 mJ are obtained from the C yields A laser.

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Date Published: 25 May 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2118, Gas, Metal Vapor, and Free-Electron Lasers and Applications, (25 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176678
Show Author Affiliations
Brent A. Knecht, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Richard D. Fraser, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)
D. J. Wheeler, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Christopher J. Zietkiewicz, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)
L. D. Mikheev, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Vitaly S. Zuev, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
J. Gary Eden, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2118:
Gas, Metal Vapor, and Free-Electron Lasers and Applications
Vern N. Smiley; Frank K. Tittel, Editor(s)

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