OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics


  • Vol. 16, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1977
  • pp: 2293–2296

Ablative flashlamps for high peak power dye lasers

Y. Levy, G. Neumann, and D. Treves  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 16, Issue 8, pp. 2293-2296 (1977)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (459 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



An experimental investigation of ablative wall flashlamps used to pump high peak power dye laser is presented. The duration of the flashes was about 2 μsec. Three tubes with diameters 1.6 mm, 4.4 mm, and 8 mm were used. We have measured the emission spectrum, the brightness, and the efficiency between 250 nm and 580 nm for electrical energy input densities up to 560 J/cm3. The performance of the flashlamps with xenon and air is shown. The experiments demonstrate that above an energy density of about 150 J/cm3 the gas type and pressure are unimportant but that xenon is always superior.

© 1977 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 15, 1976
Published: August 1, 1977

Y. Levy, G. Neumann, and D. Treves, "Ablative flashlamps for high peak power dye lasers," Appl. Opt. 16, 2293-2296 (1977)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. M. P. Vanyukov, A. A. Mak, Usp. Fiz. Nauk. 66, 301 (1958) [Sav. Phys. Usp. 1, 1 (1959)].
  2. R. Goldstein, F. N. Mastrup, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-3, 521 (1967). [CrossRef]
  3. R. G. Buser, W. P. Rahilly, Appl. Opt. 7, 523 (1968). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. C. M. Ferrar, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 40, 1436 (1969). [CrossRef]
  5. H. J. Baker, T. A. King, J. Phys. E 8, 219 (1975). [CrossRef]
  6. M. A. Gusinow, J. Appl. Phys. 44, 4567 (1973). [CrossRef]
  7. M. A. Gusinow, J. Appl. Phys. 46, 4847 (1975). [CrossRef]
  8. M. A. Gusinow, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 929 (1975). [CrossRef]
  9. M. A. Gusinow, Appl. Opt. 14, 2645 (1975). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. J. P. Markeiwicz, J. L. Emmett, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-2, 707 (1966). [CrossRef]
  11. American Society for Testing Materials, Methods for Emission Spectrochemical Analysis (ASTM, Philadelphia, 1964).
  12. J. L. Emmett, A. L. Schawlow, E. H. Weinberg, J. Appl. Phys. 35, 2601 (1964). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited