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Resonator effects of the third continuum of argon at 240 nm
Author(s): Yongpeng Zhao; Wang Qi; Jincheng Liu
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Paper Abstract

In our experiment, the continuum, which is from 200nm to 300nm and centers at 240nm, is obtained by electron beam pumping argon. With the rear mirror, its small signal gain has been measured. Base on the experimental results, the resonator effects are observed at 240nm. When the resonator is formed, the intensity near 240nm increases more than 10 times. In the theory, the kinetic model on electron beam pumping argon is analyzed. The maximum number density of Ar2+ is 1.142x1015cm3. Based on the number density, the optical gain coefficient is very small, 0.025cm-1. These theoretical results are verified by the measurement of small signal gain coefficients and resonator effects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4914, High-Power Lasers and Applications II, (5 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.481797
Show Author Affiliations
Yongpeng Zhao, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Wang Qi, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Jincheng Liu, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4914:
High-Power Lasers and Applications II
Dianyuan Fan; Keith A. Truesdell; Koji Yasui, Editor(s)

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