Optimization of H2-Ne buffer gas mixtures for copper vapor lasers

Michael J. Withford*, Daniel J. W. Brown, James A. Piper

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    We present results of a detailed study comparing the effects of H2 buffer gas additive on the output power and the spatio-temporal evolution of laser output produced by copper vapor lasers of varying aperture-size. We show that while the optimum H2 concentration is relatively insensitive to the laser diameter, it is influenced by the type of resonator employed and the total neon buffer gas pressure.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1310-1315
    Number of pages6
    JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 1996


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