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State and prospects of the XeF(C-A) optically pumped laser
Author(s): S. V. Mitko; Vladimir N. Ochkin; Frederik A. van Goor; Wilhelmus J. Witteman
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Paper Abstract

Experimental and theoretical results are presented of a XeF(C- A) blue green laser driven by 5 kJ energy. The laser was pumped by a ferrite induced discharge of 90 cm long. An output energy of 0.22 J has been obtained with a plane-parallel resonator. A code to simulate the laser has been developed. Numerical results for a wide range of conditions are compared with experiments performed by us and other authors. It is found that the intracavity refractive losses limit the laser operation for XeF2 pressures above 3 Torr. The laser output depends strongly on the discharge-cavity length ratio. Possible ways to increase the laser power and efficiency are discussed.

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Date Published: 4 April 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3092, XI International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference, (4 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.270268
Show Author Affiliations
S. V. Mitko, Lebedev Physics Institute (Russia)
Vladimir N. Ochkin, P.N. Lebedev Physics Institute (Russia)
Frederik A. van Goor, Univ. of Twente (Netherlands)
Wilhelmus J. Witteman, Univ. Twente (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3092:
XI International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference
Denis R. Hall; Howard J. Baker, Editor(s)

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