Abstract

A peak power of 300 W of a microwave pumped XeCl laser has been obtained without preionization techniques. So far the system operates at a repetition frequency of 10 Hz. The pulse width was determined to be 65 ns.

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  1. M. Katsurai, T. Sekiguchi, “Microwave-Excited Ionized Laser with External Magnetic Field,” Electron. Commun. Jpn. 54-B, 61–67 (1971).
  2. C. Moutoulas, M. Moisan, L. Bertrand, J. Hubert, J. L. Lachambre, A. Ricard, “A High-Frequency Surface Wave Pumped He–Ne Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 323–325 (1985).
    [CrossRef]
  3. O. S. Vasyutinskii, V. A. Kruzhalov, T. M. Perchanok, D. K. Terekhin, S. A. Fridrikhov, “Pulsed Microwave Discharge as a Pump for the CO2 Laser,” Sov. Phys. Tech. Phys. 23, 189–194 (1978).
  4. P. J. K. Wisoff, A. J. Mendelsohn, S. E. Harris, J. F. Young, “Improved Performance of the Microwave-Pumped XeCl Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 1839–1840 (1982).
    [CrossRef]
  5. C. P. Christensen, C. Gordon, C. Moutoulas, B. J. Feldmann, “High-Repetition-Rate XeCl Waveguide Laser Without Gas Flow,” Opt. Lett. 12, 169–171 (1987).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. V. N. Slinko, A. S. Sulakshin, S. S. Sulakshin, “Efficient Stimulated Emission from a Microwave-Pumped XeCl Laser,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 186–187 (1988).
    [CrossRef]
  7. C. P. Christensen, R. W. Waynant, “200-MHz Electrodeless Discharge Excitation of a XeF Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 794–796 (1982).
    [CrossRef]
  8. C. P. Christensen, R. W. Waynant, B. J. Feldman, “High Efficiency Microwave Discharge XeCl Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 321–323 (1985).
    [CrossRef]
  9. T. S. Saad, Microwave Engineers Handbook, Vol. 1 (Artech House, Dedham, MA, 1987), p. 31.
  10. T. Weiland, B. Zotter, “Wake Potentials of a Relativistic Current in a Cavity,” Part. Accel. 11, 143–151 (1981).
  11. S. Hopfer, “The Design of Rigded Waveguides,” IRE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. MTT-3, 20–29 (1955).
    [CrossRef]
  12. K. Matsumaru, “Reflection Coefficient of E-Plane Tapered Waveguides,” IRE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. MTT-6, 143–149 (1958).
    [CrossRef]

1988 (1)

V. N. Slinko, A. S. Sulakshin, S. S. Sulakshin, “Efficient Stimulated Emission from a Microwave-Pumped XeCl Laser,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 186–187 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

1985 (2)

C. P. Christensen, R. W. Waynant, B. J. Feldman, “High Efficiency Microwave Discharge XeCl Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 321–323 (1985).
[CrossRef]

C. Moutoulas, M. Moisan, L. Bertrand, J. Hubert, J. L. Lachambre, A. Ricard, “A High-Frequency Surface Wave Pumped He–Ne Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 323–325 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1982 (2)

P. J. K. Wisoff, A. J. Mendelsohn, S. E. Harris, J. F. Young, “Improved Performance of the Microwave-Pumped XeCl Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 1839–1840 (1982).
[CrossRef]

C. P. Christensen, R. W. Waynant, “200-MHz Electrodeless Discharge Excitation of a XeF Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 794–796 (1982).
[CrossRef]

1981 (1)

T. Weiland, B. Zotter, “Wake Potentials of a Relativistic Current in a Cavity,” Part. Accel. 11, 143–151 (1981).

1978 (1)

O. S. Vasyutinskii, V. A. Kruzhalov, T. M. Perchanok, D. K. Terekhin, S. A. Fridrikhov, “Pulsed Microwave Discharge as a Pump for the CO2 Laser,” Sov. Phys. Tech. Phys. 23, 189–194 (1978).

1971 (1)

M. Katsurai, T. Sekiguchi, “Microwave-Excited Ionized Laser with External Magnetic Field,” Electron. Commun. Jpn. 54-B, 61–67 (1971).

1958 (1)

K. Matsumaru, “Reflection Coefficient of E-Plane Tapered Waveguides,” IRE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. MTT-6, 143–149 (1958).
[CrossRef]

1955 (1)

S. Hopfer, “The Design of Rigded Waveguides,” IRE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. MTT-3, 20–29 (1955).
[CrossRef]

Bertrand, L.

C. Moutoulas, M. Moisan, L. Bertrand, J. Hubert, J. L. Lachambre, A. Ricard, “A High-Frequency Surface Wave Pumped He–Ne Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 323–325 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Christensen, C. P.

C. P. Christensen, C. Gordon, C. Moutoulas, B. J. Feldmann, “High-Repetition-Rate XeCl Waveguide Laser Without Gas Flow,” Opt. Lett. 12, 169–171 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. P. Christensen, R. W. Waynant, B. J. Feldman, “High Efficiency Microwave Discharge XeCl Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 321–323 (1985).
[CrossRef]

C. P. Christensen, R. W. Waynant, “200-MHz Electrodeless Discharge Excitation of a XeF Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 794–796 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Feldman, B. J.

C. P. Christensen, R. W. Waynant, B. J. Feldman, “High Efficiency Microwave Discharge XeCl Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 321–323 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Feldmann, B. J.

Fridrikhov, S. A.

O. S. Vasyutinskii, V. A. Kruzhalov, T. M. Perchanok, D. K. Terekhin, S. A. Fridrikhov, “Pulsed Microwave Discharge as a Pump for the CO2 Laser,” Sov. Phys. Tech. Phys. 23, 189–194 (1978).

Gordon, C.

Harris, S. E.

P. J. K. Wisoff, A. J. Mendelsohn, S. E. Harris, J. F. Young, “Improved Performance of the Microwave-Pumped XeCl Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 1839–1840 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Hopfer, S.

S. Hopfer, “The Design of Rigded Waveguides,” IRE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. MTT-3, 20–29 (1955).
[CrossRef]

Hubert, J.

C. Moutoulas, M. Moisan, L. Bertrand, J. Hubert, J. L. Lachambre, A. Ricard, “A High-Frequency Surface Wave Pumped He–Ne Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 323–325 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Katsurai, M.

M. Katsurai, T. Sekiguchi, “Microwave-Excited Ionized Laser with External Magnetic Field,” Electron. Commun. Jpn. 54-B, 61–67 (1971).

Kruzhalov, V. A.

O. S. Vasyutinskii, V. A. Kruzhalov, T. M. Perchanok, D. K. Terekhin, S. A. Fridrikhov, “Pulsed Microwave Discharge as a Pump for the CO2 Laser,” Sov. Phys. Tech. Phys. 23, 189–194 (1978).

Lachambre, J. L.

C. Moutoulas, M. Moisan, L. Bertrand, J. Hubert, J. L. Lachambre, A. Ricard, “A High-Frequency Surface Wave Pumped He–Ne Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 323–325 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Matsumaru, K.

K. Matsumaru, “Reflection Coefficient of E-Plane Tapered Waveguides,” IRE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. MTT-6, 143–149 (1958).
[CrossRef]

Mendelsohn, A. J.

P. J. K. Wisoff, A. J. Mendelsohn, S. E. Harris, J. F. Young, “Improved Performance of the Microwave-Pumped XeCl Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 1839–1840 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Moisan, M.

C. Moutoulas, M. Moisan, L. Bertrand, J. Hubert, J. L. Lachambre, A. Ricard, “A High-Frequency Surface Wave Pumped He–Ne Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 323–325 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Moutoulas, C.

C. P. Christensen, C. Gordon, C. Moutoulas, B. J. Feldmann, “High-Repetition-Rate XeCl Waveguide Laser Without Gas Flow,” Opt. Lett. 12, 169–171 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Moutoulas, M. Moisan, L. Bertrand, J. Hubert, J. L. Lachambre, A. Ricard, “A High-Frequency Surface Wave Pumped He–Ne Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 323–325 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Perchanok, T. M.

O. S. Vasyutinskii, V. A. Kruzhalov, T. M. Perchanok, D. K. Terekhin, S. A. Fridrikhov, “Pulsed Microwave Discharge as a Pump for the CO2 Laser,” Sov. Phys. Tech. Phys. 23, 189–194 (1978).

Ricard, A.

C. Moutoulas, M. Moisan, L. Bertrand, J. Hubert, J. L. Lachambre, A. Ricard, “A High-Frequency Surface Wave Pumped He–Ne Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 323–325 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Saad, T. S.

T. S. Saad, Microwave Engineers Handbook, Vol. 1 (Artech House, Dedham, MA, 1987), p. 31.

Sekiguchi, T.

M. Katsurai, T. Sekiguchi, “Microwave-Excited Ionized Laser with External Magnetic Field,” Electron. Commun. Jpn. 54-B, 61–67 (1971).

Slinko, V. N.

V. N. Slinko, A. S. Sulakshin, S. S. Sulakshin, “Efficient Stimulated Emission from a Microwave-Pumped XeCl Laser,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 186–187 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Sulakshin, A. S.

V. N. Slinko, A. S. Sulakshin, S. S. Sulakshin, “Efficient Stimulated Emission from a Microwave-Pumped XeCl Laser,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 186–187 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Sulakshin, S. S.

V. N. Slinko, A. S. Sulakshin, S. S. Sulakshin, “Efficient Stimulated Emission from a Microwave-Pumped XeCl Laser,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 186–187 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Terekhin, D. K.

O. S. Vasyutinskii, V. A. Kruzhalov, T. M. Perchanok, D. K. Terekhin, S. A. Fridrikhov, “Pulsed Microwave Discharge as a Pump for the CO2 Laser,” Sov. Phys. Tech. Phys. 23, 189–194 (1978).

Vasyutinskii, O. S.

O. S. Vasyutinskii, V. A. Kruzhalov, T. M. Perchanok, D. K. Terekhin, S. A. Fridrikhov, “Pulsed Microwave Discharge as a Pump for the CO2 Laser,” Sov. Phys. Tech. Phys. 23, 189–194 (1978).

Waynant, R. W.

C. P. Christensen, R. W. Waynant, B. J. Feldman, “High Efficiency Microwave Discharge XeCl Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 321–323 (1985).
[CrossRef]

C. P. Christensen, R. W. Waynant, “200-MHz Electrodeless Discharge Excitation of a XeF Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 794–796 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Weiland, T.

T. Weiland, B. Zotter, “Wake Potentials of a Relativistic Current in a Cavity,” Part. Accel. 11, 143–151 (1981).

Wisoff, P. J. K.

P. J. K. Wisoff, A. J. Mendelsohn, S. E. Harris, J. F. Young, “Improved Performance of the Microwave-Pumped XeCl Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 1839–1840 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Young, J. F.

P. J. K. Wisoff, A. J. Mendelsohn, S. E. Harris, J. F. Young, “Improved Performance of the Microwave-Pumped XeCl Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 1839–1840 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Zotter, B.

T. Weiland, B. Zotter, “Wake Potentials of a Relativistic Current in a Cavity,” Part. Accel. 11, 143–151 (1981).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

C. Moutoulas, M. Moisan, L. Bertrand, J. Hubert, J. L. Lachambre, A. Ricard, “A High-Frequency Surface Wave Pumped He–Ne Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 323–325 (1985).
[CrossRef]

C. P. Christensen, R. W. Waynant, “200-MHz Electrodeless Discharge Excitation of a XeF Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 794–796 (1982).
[CrossRef]

C. P. Christensen, R. W. Waynant, B. J. Feldman, “High Efficiency Microwave Discharge XeCl Laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 46, 321–323 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Commun. Jpn. (1)

M. Katsurai, T. Sekiguchi, “Microwave-Excited Ionized Laser with External Magnetic Field,” Electron. Commun. Jpn. 54-B, 61–67 (1971).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

P. J. K. Wisoff, A. J. Mendelsohn, S. E. Harris, J. F. Young, “Improved Performance of the Microwave-Pumped XeCl Laser,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-18, 1839–1840 (1982).
[CrossRef]

IRE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. (2)

S. Hopfer, “The Design of Rigded Waveguides,” IRE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. MTT-3, 20–29 (1955).
[CrossRef]

K. Matsumaru, “Reflection Coefficient of E-Plane Tapered Waveguides,” IRE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. MTT-6, 143–149 (1958).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Part. Accel. (1)

T. Weiland, B. Zotter, “Wake Potentials of a Relativistic Current in a Cavity,” Part. Accel. 11, 143–151 (1981).

Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (1)

V. N. Slinko, A. S. Sulakshin, S. S. Sulakshin, “Efficient Stimulated Emission from a Microwave-Pumped XeCl Laser,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 186–187 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Sov. Phys. Tech. Phys. (1)

O. S. Vasyutinskii, V. A. Kruzhalov, T. M. Perchanok, D. K. Terekhin, S. A. Fridrikhov, “Pulsed Microwave Discharge as a Pump for the CO2 Laser,” Sov. Phys. Tech. Phys. 23, 189–194 (1978).

Other (1)

T. S. Saad, Microwave Engineers Handbook, Vol. 1 (Artech House, Dedham, MA, 1987), p. 31.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Microwave L-band waveguide assembly feeding a discharge excited laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic of the double ridge coupling geometry of a rectangular waveguide (WR 650) with the discharge capillary. The dimensions are in millimeters.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Cross section drawing of the coupling geometry with the double ridges and discharge tube.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Oscilloscope trace of the luminescence and XeCl laser displayed by a vacuum photodiode. The curve was averaged over twenty shots.

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