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).
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Optical and Quantum Electronics|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|