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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2009
  • pp: 3460–3467

Acoustic effects of metal vapor lasers

Maryam Zoghi, Parviz Parvin, Saeid Behrouzinia, Davoud Salehinia, Kamran Khorasani, and Hossein Mehravaran  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 18, pp. 3460-3467 (2009)

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Some fluctuations in the output power of a copper vapor laser with a 16 mm bore were recorded by varying the excitation frequency from 13 to 33 kHz. The effect arises from the laser tube, which performs both as an optical and an acoustic resonator at the acoustic resonant frequencies. It is shown that a similar effect occurs in other metal vapor and copper halide lasers as well.

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OCIS Codes
(140.1340) Lasers and laser optics : Atomic gas lasers
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 2, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 20, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 7, 2009
Published: June 11, 2009

Maryam Zoghi, Parviz Parvin, Saeid Behrouzinia, Davoud Salehinia, Kamran Khorasani, and Hossein Mehravaran, "Acoustic effects of metal vapor lasers," Appl. Opt. 48, 3460-3467 (2009)

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