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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2012
  • pp: 3300–3302

Efficient pulse amplification using a transverse-flow CO2 laser for extreme ultraviolet light source

Yoichi Tanino, Tatsuya Yamamoto, Junichi Nishimae, and Shuichi Fujikawa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 16, pp. 3300-3302 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003300


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Abstract

We constructed a master oscillator power amplifier CO2 laser system using a transverse-flow, RF-pumped CW CO2 laser. We carried out an amplification test at a 100% duty cycle of pumping discharge with the electrical input for the discharge up to 60 kW. An output power of 1.90 kW was achieved at the oscillator repetition rate of 100 kHz and the optical input power of 13 W. The electrical-to-optical efficiency was 3.1%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3470) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, carbon dioxide
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 8, 2012
Published: August 3, 2012

Citation
Yoichi Tanino, Tatsuya Yamamoto, Junichi Nishimae, and Shuichi Fujikawa, "Efficient pulse amplification using a transverse-flow CO2 laser for extreme ultraviolet light source," Opt. Lett. 37, 3300-3302 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-16-3300


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