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.

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[CrossRef]

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M. J. Withford, D. J. W. Brown, and J. A. Piper, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32, 1310 (1996).
[CrossRef]

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D. W. Coutts, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 330 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1994 (2)

M. J. Withford, D. J. W. Brown, and J. A. Piper, Opt. Commun. 110, 699 (1994).
[CrossRef]

D. R. Jones, A. Maitland, and C. E. Little, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 2385 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Brown, D. J. W.

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[CrossRef]

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Carman, R. J.

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Jones, D. R.

A. A. Isaev, D. R. Jones, C. E. Little, G. G. Petrash, C. G. Whyte, and K. I. Zemskov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 919 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Little, C. E.

A. A. Isaev, D. R. Jones, C. E. Little, G. G. Petrash, C. G. Whyte, and K. I. Zemskov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 919 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Z. G. Huang, K. Namba, and F. Shimizu, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 25, 1677 (1986).
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Petrash, G. G.

A. A. Isaev, D. R. Jones, C. E. Little, G. G. Petrash, C. G. Whyte, and K. I. Zemskov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 919 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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M. J. Withford, D. J. W. Brown, R. J. Carman, and J. A. Piper, Opt. Commun. 135, 164 (1997).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Withford, D. J. W. Brown, and J. A. Piper, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32, 1310 (1996).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Withford, D. J. W. Brown, and J. A. Piper, Opt. Commun. 110, 699 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Shimizu, F.

Z. G. Huang, K. Namba, and F. Shimizu, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 25, 1677 (1986).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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P. A. Bokhan, V. I. Silant’ev, and V. I. Solomonov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 724 (1980).
[CrossRef]

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Webb, C. E.

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Whyte, C. G.

A. A. Isaev, D. R. Jones, C. E. Little, G. G. Petrash, C. G. Whyte, and K. I. Zemskov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 919 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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Withford, M. J.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

M. J. Withford, D. J. W. Brown, and J. A. Piper, Opt. Commun. 110, 699 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Zemskov, K. I.

A. A. Isaev, D. R. Jones, C. E. Little, G. G. Petrash, C. G. Whyte, and K. I. Zemskov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 919 (1997).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (4)

D. R. Jones, A. Maitland, and C. E. Little, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 2385 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Isaev, D. R. Jones, C. E. Little, G. G. Petrash, C. G. Whyte, and K. I. Zemskov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 919 (1997).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Withford, D. J. W. Brown, and J. A. Piper, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32, 1310 (1996).
[CrossRef]

D. W. Coutts, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 330 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

Z. G. Huang, K. Namba, and F. Shimizu, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 25, 1677 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

M. J. Withford, D. J. W. Brown, and J. A. Piper, Opt. Commun. 110, 699 (1994).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Withford, D. J. W. Brown, R. J. Carman, and J. A. Piper, Opt. Commun. 135, 164 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (1)

P. A. Bokhan, V. I. Silant’ev, and V. I. Solomonov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 724 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

G. P. Hogan, C. E. Webb, C. G. Whyte, and C. E. Little, in NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Pulsed Metal Vapour Lasers, Physics and Emerging Applications in Industry, Medicine, and Science, C. E. Little and N. V. Sabotinov, eds. (Kluwer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1996), p. 161.

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Temporal form of the output pulse for the 25-mm-diameter CVL operating with pure Ne, and optimal 2% H2Ne and 2% H20.5% HClNe buffer-gas mixtures at a repetition rate of 17  kHz.

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Table 1 Output Power (in watts) of CVL’s Operating with a Range of Buffer-Gas Mixtures

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