A rate-equation analysis has been used to investigate the feasibility of exciting new UV laser transitions in Cu II (3d94p−3d94s) by use of a pulsed Cu−Ne discharge. The model predicts average output powers in excess of 100 mW at 10 kHz from the combined output at 201.5 and 211.2 nm.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 11, 1995
Published: June 15, 1996
R. J. Carman, "Kinetics modeling of a pulsed Cu–Ne discharge: potential for new ultraviolet laser transitions in Cu II," Opt. Lett. 21, 872-874 (1996)