27 December 1996 Recent developments of capacitively coupled rf-excited ion gas lasers
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Proceedings Volume 3052, Ninth International School on Quantum Electronics: Lasers--Physics and Applications; (1996) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.262917
Event: Ninth International School on Quantum Electronics: Lasers: Physics and Applications, 1996, Varna, Bulgaria
Abstract
This is a review of the recent investigations on He- Cd+, He-Kr+, He-Ar+, He-Se+ and He-Cu+ lasers excited with the transverse capacitively coupled radio-frequency discharge. The recent investigations show that the designs and operation of the radio-frequency excited lasers are much simpler than those of the hollow-cathode discharge lasers at the similar laser output parameters. Under single-line operation the radio- frequency excited He-CdP+ laser delivers output powers of 60 mW at 441.6 nm, 36 mW at 469.4 nm, and 11 mW at 431.8 nm. Both lasers exhibit the rms noise-to-signal ratio much lower than that of conventional positive column He- Cd+ lasers. These make the radio-frequency excited ion gas laser attractive for practical applications.
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Jerzy Mizeraczyk, Juergen A. Mentel, Nikola V. Sabotinov, "Recent developments of capacitively coupled rf-excited ion gas lasers", Proc. SPIE 3052, Ninth International School on Quantum Electronics: Lasers--Physics and Applications, (27 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.262917; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.262917
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