Kinetic effects of HBr partial pressure and gas-flow rate in Cu HyBrID lasers

R. P. Mildren*, R. J. Carman, J. A. Piper

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The effects of HBr partial pressure and buffer-gas flow rate on plasma kinetics are investigated by measuring their effects in the time behavior of the Cu ground state (Cu 2S 1/2) density. The recovery rate of Cu 2S 1/2 density during the interpulse period increases linearly with HBr partial pressure, when varying either the HBr or Ne mass flow rate. However, the free Cu density in the plasma only increases notably at increasing HBr mass flow rate. The behavior is explained using a simple model for the major production and loss fluxes of the species in the plasma which participate in the key Cu surface and kinetic reactions in the plasma tube.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIQEC, International Quantum Electronics Conference Proceedings
Place of PublicationNice, France
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC 2000) - Nice, France
Duration: 10 Sept 200015 Sept 2000


Other2000 International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC 2000)
CityNice, France

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