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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 19 — Sep. 18, 2006
  • pp: 8644–8653

Kinetic process of UV Cu+ laser in Ne-CuBr longitudinal pulsed discharge

Pan Bai-liang, Chen Gang, Mao Bang-Ning, and Yao Zhi-Xin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 19, pp. 8644-8653 (2006)

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The kinetic process of Cu+ UV laser in Ne-CuBr longitudinal pulsed discharge is analyzed and a comprehensive self-consistent physical model is developed. The temporal evolutions of discharge parameters, main particle densities, the electron temperature, and the laser pulse intensity are numerically calculated. The model results illustrate the process of population inversion and the lasing mechanism. The calculations on the influences of the tube radius and Br atoms on the laser output characteristic well explain the experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 12, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 21, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 2006
Published: September 18, 2006

Bai-liang Pan, Gang Chen, Bang-Ning Mao, and Zhi-Xin Yao, "Kinetic process of UV Cu+ laser in Ne-CuBr longitudinal pulsed discharge," Opt. Express 14, 8644-8653 (2006)

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