Investigation of practical high repetition rate copper vapour lasers with external heating

M. D. Ainsworth, D. J. W. Brown, D. W. Coutts, J. A. Piper

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    The characteristics of high repetition rate CVL devices incorporating passive external heating have been investigated. Pre-heating of the CVL plasma tube using external heating has been shown to significantly reduce CVL warm-up time, while supplementary heating of the CVL plasma tube using external heating allows efficient CVL operation with reduced discharge power input without any degradation in output power.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)S539-S548
    Number of pages10
    JournalOptical and Quantum Electronics
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1991


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