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Power saturation in an argon-ion laser
Author(s): Alexander A. Apolonski
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Paper Abstract

The conclusion based on the experimental data in an argon-ion laser with the wide-bore tube is made that the reason unknown before consisting in the saturation of quenching of the upper level must be added to the known reasons of the output saturation versus the discharge current. Under certain conditions the inverted dependences of both output power and the saturation parameter at 488 nm and 514 nm lines on argon pressure are observed which demonstrate that the electron quenching of the upper level is not the only reason for quenching of the upper levels of the excited ions in discharge tube plasma of an argon-ion laser.

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Date Published: 17 April 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2380, UV and Visible Lasers and Laser Crystal Growth, (17 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206953
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Alexander A. Apolonski, Institute of Automation and Electrometry (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2380:
UV and Visible Lasers and Laser Crystal Growth
Richard Scheps; Milan R. Kokta, Editor(s)

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