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Lasing in optically pumped Ar:He mixture excited in a dielectric barrier discharge
Author(s): Pavel A. Mikheyev; Jiande Han; Michael C. Heaven
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Paper Abstract

In this communication, we present the results of experiments with optically pumped rare gas laser (OPRGL) with a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) as the source of metastable Ar atoms and a pulsed OPO system as the optical pump. In a longitudinal pumping scheme, the threshold input intensity to achieve lasing was 3.9 kW cm-2. Lasing was observed in the pressure range from 100 to 750 Torr. However, lasing was possible only during the limited time of the DBD applied voltage cycle.

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Date Published: 3 January 2019
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 11042, XXII International Symposium on High Power Laser Systems and Applications, 1104206 (3 January 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2519438
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Pavel A. Mikheyev, Samara State Aerospace Univ. (Russian Federation)
P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the RAS (Russian Federation)
Jiande Han, Emory Univ. (United States)
Michael C. Heaven, Samara State Aerospace Univ. (Russian Federation)
Emory Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11042:
XXII International Symposium on High Power Laser Systems and Applications
Paolo Di Lazzaro, Editor(s)

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