A detailed investigation of a barium vapor laser (BVL) is reported. The study has two goals: elucidation of excitation mechanisms with emphasis at specific wavelengths and development of BVL technology with emphasis on obtaining high beam quality appropriate to fiber-optic testing and remote sensing applications. An externally heated low-repetition-rate BVL is described, and an extensive parametric and spectroscopic study of the device is presented.
|Title of host publication||CLEO 88 Conf Lasers Electro Opt 1988 Tech Dig Ser Vol 7|
|Place of Publication||Washington, DC|
|Publisher||Optical Society of America (OSA)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 1988|