Gain and fluorescence in a long-pulse KrCl laser

L.C. Casper, Hubertus M.J. Bastiaens, P.J.M. Peters, Klaus J. Boller, R.M. Hofstra

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Abstract

The net small-signal gain was measured in a discharge-pumped KrCl laser (222 nm) operated at high gas pressures of around 3.3 bar. The pump power-density was varied between 200-650 kW cm-3. The experiments were carried out on a three-electrode laser system. The net small-signal gain was measured in an oscillator-amplifier configuration and reached up to 1.4 % cm-1. Values for the small-signal gain g 0 of 1.50 % cm-1, the nonsaturable absorption α of 0.07 % cm-1 and the saturation intensity I sat of 0.8 MW cm-3 were calculated for a specific power-density of 320 kW cm-3.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXVI International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers
EditorsDieter Schuöcker
Place of PublicationBellingham, Washington, USA
PublisherSPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Pages63460N-1-63460N-7
ISBN (Print)9780819464309
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2007
EventXVI International Symposium on Gas FLow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, Gmunden, Austria: XVI Internation Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers - Bellingham, Washington, USA
Duration: 4 Sep 20068 Sep 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume6346
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceXVI International Symposium on Gas FLow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, Gmunden, Austria
CityBellingham, Washington, USA
Period4/09/068/09/06

Keywords

  • IR-96125
  • METIS-240165

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