Computer modelling of the plasma kinetics and spatio-temporal evolution of the intracavity laser field intensity in a kinetically enhanced copper vapour laser

R. J. Carman*, M. J. Withford, D. J. W. Brown, J. A. Piper

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Abstract

A computer model was used to simulate the discharge kinetics and evolution of the optical gain and intracavity laser field intensities in a medium sized kinetically enhanced vapor laser (KE-CVL). The halogen donor species HCl, Cl, Cl2 and Cl and associated collision processes were included in the kinetics scheme for the KE-CVL in addition to the 25 species representing the Cu-Ne-H2 mixture. The influence of these halogen species on the plasma kinetics during both the excitation period and afterglow phase in the KE-CVL were determined in relation to how they ultimately affect the development of the optical gain in the active medium and subsequent build-up of the intracavity laser fields.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest
Place of PublicationPiscataway, N.J.
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages343
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)0780342348
ISBN (Print)078034233X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Symposium on Information Theory, CLEO/EUROPE'98 - Glasgow, Scotland
Duration: 14 Sep 199818 Sep 1998

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 International Symposium on Information Theory, CLEO/EUROPE'98
CityGlasgow, Scotland
Period14/09/9818/09/98

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