The effects of impurities on metal vapour laser performance

Danny Brown, Michael Withford, Rich Mildren, Jim Piper

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    Abstract

    Trace levels of volatile or metallic impurities can dramatically affect metal vapour laser performance. We report a detailed investigation of impurity effects, with emphasis on characterizing and explaining the beneficial influence of hydrogen additives on output power, repetition rate scaling, and high beam quality extraction from CVLs.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPulsed metal vapour lasers
    EditorsChris E. Little, Nikola V. Sabotinov
    PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
    Pages161-168
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)0792340027
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1996
    EventNATO Advanced Research Workshop on Pulsed Metal Vapour Lasers - Physics and Emerging Applications in Industry, Medicine and Science - St Andrews, United Kingdom
    Duration: 6 Aug 199510 Aug 1995

    Publication series

    NameNATO advanced science institute series, sub-series 1: disarmament technologies
    PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
    Volume5

    Conference

    ConferenceNATO Advanced Research Workshop on Pulsed Metal Vapour Lasers - Physics and Emerging Applications in Industry, Medicine and Science
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CitySt Andrews
    Period6/08/9510/08/95

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