Investigation of a high-average-power mid-infrared barium vapor laser

H. M. Pask*, J. A. Piper

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCLEO 88 Conf Lasers Electro Opt 1988 Tech Dig Ser Vol 7
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)155752033X
Publication statusPublished - 1988


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