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The influence of the rise time of the excitation pulse upon the output of a copper bromide laser
Author(s): Eugen Nicolae Scarlat; Alexandru M. Preda; Constantin P. Cristescu; Liliana Preda; Mona Mihailescu
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Paper Abstract

Considering the rise time (understanding the rise speed as well) of the electrical intensity of the pumping pulse as the key parameter characterizing the output power of a copper-type laser, we present here a simplified model of the main kinetic processes occuring during the electrical pumping pulse and afterglow in a Ne-CuBr laser. The a priori knowledge of the typical temporal behavior of the electron density and electron temperature reduces the number of coupled differential equation to be solved. The importance of the parasitic radiative filling of the lower laser levels 2D via channels that are not involving the upper laser levels 2P is enhanced. The comparative green-yellow lasing efficiencies and the temporal timing of the optical pulses with respect to the excitation pulse are consistent with the experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5581, ROMOPTO 2003: Seventh Conference on Optics, (21 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.582821
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Eugen Nicolae Scarlat, Univ. Politehnica Bucuresti (Romania)
Alexandru M. Preda, Univ. Politehnica Bucuresti (Romania)
Constantin P. Cristescu, Univ. Politehnica Bucuresti (Romania)
Liliana Preda, Univ. Politehnica Bucuresti (Romania)
Mona Mihailescu, Univ. Politehnica Bucuresti (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5581:
ROMOPTO 2003: Seventh Conference on Optics

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