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Theoretical and experimental investigation of Rb-Ar excimer pumped alkali laser characteristics
Author(s): Desheng Yue; Wenyu Li; Hongyan Wang; Zining Yang; Xiaojun Xu
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Paper Abstract

Excimer Pumped Alkali Laser (XPAL) is a hopeful choice to solve Diode Pumped Alkali Laser (DPAL)’s disadvantages. Theoretical and experimental investigations of Rb-Ar XPAL were carried out in this paper. Time dependent rate equation model illustrated that extreme pump strength was needed to exceed threshold and to assure efficient cw running. 780nm lasing of four level Rb-Ar excimer was realized with a surrogate 15 ns pulsed optical parametric oscillator (OPO). Possible resonator configuration may increase pumping strength was proposed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 November 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8551, High-Power Lasers and Applications VI, 855102 (29 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.999601
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Desheng Yue, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Wenyu Li, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Hongyan Wang, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Zining Yang, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Xiaojun Xu, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8551:
High-Power Lasers and Applications VI
Upendra N. Singh; Dianyuan Fan; Jianquan Yao; Robert F. Walter, Editor(s)

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