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Compact XeF(C-A) and atomic iodine lasers optically pumped by radiation from a surface discharge
Author(s): Brent A. Knecht; Richard D. Fraser; D. J. Wheeler; C. J. Zietkiewicz; J. Gary Eden; L. D. Mikheev; Vitaly S. Zuev
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Paper Abstract

A compact (approximately equals m2 of table space), surface-discharge pumped laser head has been developed and applied to pumping the XeF(C-A) transition head has been developed and applied to pumping the XeF(C-A) transition that lases in the blue-green (approximately equals 485 nm) and the 1315 nm transition of atomic iodine. Having an active length of approximately equals 50 cm, this device requires no external high voltage or current switches, and presently dissipates >8 MW per cm of surface discharge. With 5% ouput coupling (unoptimized), pulse energies >50 mJ are obtained from the CA laser and 0,7 J from the iodine laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 August 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2619, International Conference on Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Laser, (23 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.216898
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)
C. J. Zietkiewicz, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)
J. Gary Eden, 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)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2619:
International Conference on Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Laser
Victor F. Tarasenko; Georgy V. Mayer; Gueorgii G. Petrash, Editor(s)

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