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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1998
  • pp: 706–708

Enhanced performance of elemental copper-vapor lasers by use of H2–HCl–Ne buffer-gas mixtures

M. J. Withford, D. J. W. Brown, R. J. Carman, and J. A. Piper  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 9, pp. 706-708 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000706


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Abstract

The output power from a 25-mm-diameter (volume, 0.49 L) and a 40-mm-diameter (volume, 1.9 L) copper-vapor laser (nominally 20- and 65-W devices, respectively) was approximately doubled to >50 and >100 W , respectively, by addition of small partial pressures of both H2 and HCl to the neon buffer gas. The specific output powers of these lasers are believed to be records for any copper-vapor lasers of this size.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials

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M. J. Withford, D. J. W. Brown, R. J. Carman, and J. A. Piper, "Enhanced performance of elemental copper-vapor lasers by use of H2–HCl–Ne buffer-gas mixtures," Opt. Lett. 23, 706-708 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-9-706


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