Characteristics of discharge-excited barium vapor lasers operating in the 1-5 μm spectral band

H. M. Pask*, J. A. Piper

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Abstract

Laser action from barium vapor has been investigated using small-scale (20-40 cm-3) high-repetition-rate discharge-heated and low-repetition-rate externally-heated devices. Strongest output occurs at 1.13, 1.50, and 2.55 μm, with weaker emission at 2.92 and 4.72 μm. The range of discharge conditions for which laser action occurs at these wavelengths is described and the temporal occurrence of laser output is presented. The implications of this study to the future development of barium lasers are considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5545-5554
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume72
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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