A hybrid copper/gold laser pumped dye amplifier

M. D. Ainsworth*, J. A. Piper

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    The design and operating characteristics of a high average power copper vapour laser pumped dye amplifier which is injected with the 627.8 nm output of a gold vapour laser are reported. In these experiments both the CVL pump and GVL injection signals are obtained from a modified CVL plasma tube. Amplifier gain and efficiency as functions of both the pump and injection power, for a number of dyes and dye mixtures, were investigated. Amplifier efficiencies of 25% are reported for CVL pump powers of 4 W and GVL injection powers of only 50 mW.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)294-298
    Number of pages5
    JournalOptics Communications
    Issue number3-4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1989


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