Optimisation of H2-HCI-Ne buffer gas mixtures used in kinetically enhanced copper vapour layers

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

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Abstract

Kinetically enhanced copper vapor lasers (KE-CVLs) have performance characteristics far exceeding those of conventional devices. Key to the superior performance characteristics of KE-CVLs is the addition of small concentrations of both HCl and H2 to the neon buffer gas. This article discusses experimental results comparing the effects of HCl-H2-Ne and HBr-H2-Ne buffer gas mixtures on laser performance and discusses means by which the gas mixture can be optimized.

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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