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.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

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