Kinetic enhancement of copper vapour lasers for high-power, high-beam-quality output

M. J. Withford*, D. J. W. Brown, R. J. Carman, R. P. Mildren, J. A. Piper

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Abstract

A strategy was developed for extending the limits of power scaling of copper vapor lasers (CVD) through the use of trace gas additives in the laser mixture to moderate key plasma kinetic processes so as to create the most favorable laser excitation conditions. For kinetic enhancement using HCl, output power increases for small-to-medium scale CVDs of a factor of 3, to 150 W were observed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages342
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)078034233X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Symposium on Information Theory, CLEO/EUROPE'98 - Glasgow, Scotland
Duration: 14 Sep 199818 Sep 1998

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 International Symposium on Information Theory, CLEO/EUROPE'98
CityGlasgow, Scotland
Period14/09/9818/09/98

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