Spatial gain profiles of a continuous wave radio-frequency pumped atomic xenon laser

S.N. Tskhai, F.J. Blok, Yu.B. Udalov, P.J.M. Peters, W.J. Witteman, V.N. Ochkin

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Spatially dependent small signal gain measurements in a continuous wave rf excited Ar–He–Xe (59.5/40/0.5) gas discharge are presented. Maximum values for the small signal gain of the 2.03 and 2.65μm xenon transitions of about 22% and 37%/cm, respectively, were obtained at a total pressure of 120 mbar, an input power per unit electrode area of 20 W/cm 2 and at a rf driving frequency of 115 MHz. With a spatial resolution better than 0.5 mm, a strongly inhomogeneous gain distribution in the transverse direction was measured.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)1921-1922
Number of pages1
JournalApplied physics letters
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • IR-98126
  • METIS-128447

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