Lasing in N2 at 337 nm was achieved in a capacitively coupled discharge device having a cylindrical discharge volume with a length of 50 mm and a diameter of 3 mm. The cylindrical dielectric electrodes provide a nearly constant initial electric field throughout the discharge volume. Laser pulses with a width of 2.5 nsec (FWHM) and an energy of 8 μJ were obtained.
© 1984 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 1, 1983
Manuscript Accepted: January 31, 1984
Published: April 1, 1984
H. M. J. Bastiaens, T. Gerber, and P. J. M. Peters, "Compact capacitively coupled N2 laser with a new electrode design," Opt. Lett. 9, 113-115 (1984)