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Operation And Performance Of The Cw Visible Atomic Mercury Laser
Author(s): M. D. Rabbett; S. M. Skippon; T. A. King
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Paper Abstract

The operating characteristics of CW atomic mercury lasers are described. Operating at 546.1nm the laser is optically pumped by DC mercury discharge lamps. The laser has high perceptual brightness and potentially low noise and high stability. Experimental and theoretical aspects of the laser and its performance are discussed and the effectiveness of various optical coupling schemes considered. Evidence for absorption loss due to mercury dimers is presented and some results are given for direct measurement of this loss by tunable dye laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 1983
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0369, Max Born Centenary Conf, (16 June 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934388
Show Author Affiliations
M. D. Rabbett, University of Manchester (United Kingdom)
S. M. Skippon, University of Manchester (United Kingdom)
T. A. King, University of Manchester (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0369:
Max Born Centenary Conf
M. John Colles; D. William Swift, Editor(s)

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