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Characteristics of copper vapor laser output with radiation power 30-100 W
Author(s): Nikolay A. Lyabin; Mishik A. Kazaryan; Alexander G. Grigoriants; Elena A. Morozova; Igor N. Shiganov; Svetlana A. Garelina; Victor I. Sachkov
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Paper Abstract

A set of output characteristics of copper vapor lasers with an average power level of 30-100 watts is considered. The radiation parameters of active media have been optimized for power consumption, buffer gas pressure of neon and hydrogen, repetition rate, and pump pulse parameters. A thyratron version of the switch was used as a pump generator; its high-voltage modulator has been made according to the capacity voltage doubling scheme with magnetic compression of the current pulses. We shall also discuss the issues of modifying the design of laser tubes (diameter is 4.5 cm, active length is 1520 cm) and the relationship with their lifetime. The issues of modern applications of high-power laser systems based on copper vapor are considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 2019
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 11322, XIV International Conference on Pulsed Lasers and Laser Applications, 113220K (11 December 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2550864
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Nikolay A. Lyabin, State Research and Production Corp. "Istok" (Russian Federation)
Mishik A. Kazaryan, P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russian Federation)
Alexander G. Grigoriants, Bauman Moscow State Technical Univ. (Russian Federation)
Elena A. Morozova, Prokhorov General Physics Institute (Russian Federation)
Igor N. Shiganov, Bauman Moscow State Technical Univ. (Russian Federation)
Svetlana A. Garelina, Civil Defence Academy, EMERCOM (Russian Federation)
Victor I. Sachkov, Siberian Institute of Physics and Technology (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11322:
XIV International Conference on Pulsed Lasers and Laser Applications
Victor F. Tarasenko; Anton V. Klimkin; Maxim V. Trigub, Editor(s)

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