The small-signal gain coefficient and the saturation intensity of a copper vapor laser have been measured for both 510.6- and 578.2-nm transitions through the implementation of a discharge driven oscillator-amplifier configuration. Pressure dependence of the gain and saturation property of the laser has been investigated.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
(020.2070) Atomic and molecular physics : Effects of collisions
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(230.4910) Optical devices : Oscillators
Saeid Behrouzinia, Rasool Sadighi, and Parviz Parvin, "Pressure Dependence of the Small-Signal Gain and Saturation Intensity of a Copper Vapor Laser," Appl. Opt. 42, 1013-1018 (2003)