Characteristics of copper HyBrID-type lasers which use HCI reactive gas

R. P. Mildren, K. E. Osgood, J. A. Piper

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Abstract

We have investigated the output behaviour of a low temperature HyBrID-type copper laser operating with a flowing Ne-HCl reactive gas mixture. 15.5 W of average power was observed from a 19 mm bore device at 23 kHz PRF corresponding to a specific output power of 78 mW/cm3. The output power was 20-30% lower than that of the same device operating with an Ne-HBr mixture; however, it markedly exceeds the output of similar sized elemental copper vapour lasers (with or without hydrogen additive).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)991-998
Number of pages8
JournalOptical and Quantum Electronics
Volume29
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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