Operating characteristics of TE copper bromide lasers

Milan Brandt, James A. Piper

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Detailed operating characteristics of transversely excited (TE) double-pulse copper bromide lasers employing discharge stabilization techniques arc reported. With careful optimization of operating temperature, buffer gas pressure, dissociation and excitation energies, and pulse delay times, specific output energies up to 35 µJ/cm3 have been obtained for a device of active volume 150 cm3. The nature of the dominant processes influencing ground state and metastable copper atom densities in the interpulse region are discussed in terms of the observed effects of temperature and gas pressure on the characteristic delay times.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1107-1115
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1981


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