Enhanced performance of elemental copper-vapor lasers by use of H2-HCl-Ne buffer-gas mixtures

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

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    Abstract

    The output power from a 25-mm-diameter (volume, 0.49 L) and a 40-mm-diameter (volume, 1.9 L) coppervapor laser (nominally 20- and 65-W devices, respectively) was approximately doubled to >50 and >100 W, respectively, by addition of small partial pressures of both H2 and HCl to the neon buffer gas. The specific output powers of these lasers are believed to be records for any copper-vapor lasers of this size.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)706-708
    Number of pages3
    JournalOptics Letters
    Volume23
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 1998

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