Scaling and plasma diagnostic studies of Sr+ and Ca+ recombination lasers

M. S. Butler*, J. A. Piper

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Summary form only given. The authors report results of volume and repetition rate scaling experiments and plasma diagnostics with longitudinally excited (LE) Sr** plus and Ca** plus recombination lasers. In preliminary experiments investigating repetition rate scaling of large-volume tubes, mean powers exceeding 1 W on the lambda 430. 5-nm Sr** plus line and 0. 5 W on the lambda 373. 7-nm Ca** plus line for the 1000-cm**3 tube operating at only 500 Hz were observed. Corresponding energy conversion efficiencies were 0. 1 and 0. 5%, respectively. The problems of repetition rate scaling of these systems are discussed and results of current experiments aimed at extending the pulse rates into the kilohertz range are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCLEO '85: 5th IEEE/OSA Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics.; Baltimore, MD, USA
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1985


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