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Copper Vapor Lasers: Recent Advances
Author(s): R R. Lewis; G. Maldonado; C. E. Webb
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Paper Abstract

A 100W copper vapor laser is studied for use as an amplifier. The gain is measured with temporal and radial resolution throughout the gain period and the absorption is monitored throughout the interpulse period. Preliminary results are presented. Evidence of upper level coupling in an operating copper laser is also observed. A large population transfer between upper levels in an oven containing copper vapor is only observed in the presence of a very strong U.V. probe beam.

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Date Published: 1 June 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1041, Metal Vapor Laser Technology and Applications, (1 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951228
Show Author Affiliations
R R. Lewis, Oxford Lasers Ltd. (U.K.)
G. Maldonado, Oxford University (U.K.)
C. E. Webb, Oxford University (U.K.)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1041:
Metal Vapor Laser Technology and Applications
Jin J. Kim; Randy Kimball; P. Jeffrey Wisoff, Editor(s)

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