High-power transverse-discharge Ca+ recombination laser

M. S. Butler*, J. A. Piper

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Operation of a transverse-discharge-excited Ca+ recombination laser at high He buffer gas pressures (1200 Torr) and high discharge current densities (103 A/cm2) is reported. Single laser pulse energies at λ373.7 nm exceeding 0.7 mJ have been obtained corresponding to specific energy densities over 35 μJ/cm3. There appear to be no fundamental limitations to attainment of pulse repetition rates in the megahertz range.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)823-825
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 1983


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