High-pressure high-current transversely excited Sr+ recombination laser

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

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Abstract

Operation of a transversely excited Sr+ recombination laser at buffer gas (He) pressures up to 1300 Torr and discharge current densities up to 103 A/cm2 is reported. Specific energy densities on the λ430.5-nm Sr+ line exceed 50 μJ/cm3 for the 30-cm3 active volume device with no fundamental limitations observed. Double-pulse experiments indicate pulse repetition frequencies near 1 MHz may be possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1008-1010
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume42
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 1983

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