IR Recombination Lasers

W.J. Witteman, P.J.M. Peters, H. Botma, Y.B. Udalov

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The present study contributes to a better understanding of the atomic Xe laser as a powerful IR source. Several important phenomena like the dependence of both the observed optimized input power and maximum output power on the square of the gas density and also the constant fractional ionization are reported and verified theoretically. The insight in the kinetics of this system has also lead to the realization of small-size continuous systems with output powers in the range of watts. The results of the present study can be used to predict the performance of the atomic Xe laser under different operating conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-536
Number of pages8
JournalInfrared physics & technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Event6th International Conference on Infrared Physics, CIRP 1994 - Ascona, Switzerland
Duration: 29 May 19943 Jun 1994
Conference number: 6


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