Ultraviolet generation based on copper vapor lasers

D. W. Coutts*, M. D. Ainsworth, Jim A. Piper

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    Ultraviolet (UV) generation from copper vapor lasers (CVLS) has been achieved by frequency-doubling the 578.2-nm output. In the amplification stage the green/yellow output of a conventional discharge-heated CVL is focused directly into a dye cell for collinear pumping. A long-focal-length lens is used to focus into the crystal for UV generation, and the output is then recollimated with a short-focal-length lens and dispersed with a quartz prism. The laser had an average power of 7.6 W with a pulse repetition frequency of 6 kHz and a fully unstable edge-coupled confocal cavity with a magnification of 16, giving a beam divergence of 0.2 mrad. The experimental results are presented and discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
    Place of PublicationWashington, DC
    PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)1557520860
    Publication statusPublished - 1989
    EventSummaries of Papers Presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - Baltimore, MD, USA
    Duration: 24 Apr 198928 Apr 1989


    OtherSummaries of Papers Presented at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
    CityBaltimore, MD, USA


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