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Characterization Of Sputtering-Based Unheated Cu[i]I[/i] And Au[i]I[/i] Lasers
Author(s): Rod C. Tobin; Alfred K. Anders; Erol C. Harvey; Stuart C. Rae
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we briefly describe the new room-temperature metal vapour laser in which a gas flow is used with a small sputtering cathode to produce a single shot, or low repetition rate, laser output on the CuI and AuI transitions. We summarise the results of studies made of the various aspects of the device physics including the sputtering and entrainment processes, the preionization of the metal vapour jet and the parametric dependences, and we discuss their implications for future development.

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Date Published: 1 June 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1041, Metal Vapor Laser Technology and Applications, (1 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951227
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Rod C. Tobin, Monash University (Australia)
Alfred K. Anders, Monash University (Australia)
Erol C. Harvey, Monash University (Australia)
Stuart C. Rae, Clarendon Laboratory (England)

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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