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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1984
  • pp: 113–115

Compact capacitively coupled N2 laser with a new electrode design

H. M. J. Bastiaens, T. Gerber, and P. J. M. Peters  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 4, pp. 113-115 (1984)

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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)

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