New power scaling laws for copper vapour lasers

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Abstract

This paper deals with kinetically enhanced copper vapour lasers (KE-CVL) performance at elevated specific input powers by investigating three laser tubes of decreasing internal diameter for constant input power (7-9 kW).To enable direct observation of the effects of increased specific input power, the three laser tubes were investigated with other parameters held essentially constant viz. the end-housings, gas handling system, resonator optics and excitation circuit. The highest output power of 104 W was obtained for the largest tube investigated, which was 32 mm/spl times/1m long.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2003 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/EUROPE 2003
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages93
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)0780377346, 9780780377349
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003
Event2003 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/EUROPE 2003 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 22 Jun 200327 Jun 2003

Other

Other2003 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/EUROPE 2003
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period22/06/0327/06/03

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