The operating characteristics of a water vapor–helium laser working at 28 μm are presented. Comparison is made of power output in continuous and pulsed operation for various gas mixtures and discharge currents for the same laser cavity.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 28, 1986
Published: November 1, 1986
Paul A. Rochefort, Eric Brannen, and Zdenek Kucerovsky, "Pulsed and cw operation of helium–water vapor laser at 28 μm," Appl. Opt. 25, 3838-3842 (1986)