18 March 2016 Experimental study of the Cs diode pumped alkali laser operation with different buffer gases
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Cs diode pumped alkali laser (DPAL) operation using ethane, methane, and mixtures of these hydrocarbons with the noble gases He and Ar as a buffer gas for spin–orbit relaxation was studied in this work. The best Cs DPAL performance in continuous wave operation with flowing gain medium was achieved using pure methane, pure ethane, or a mixture of ethane (minimum of 200 Torr) and He with a total buffer gas pressure of 300 Torr.
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Randall J. Knize, Randall J. Knize, Boris V. Zhdanov, Boris V. Zhdanov, Matthew D. Rotondaro, Matthew D. Rotondaro, Michael K. Shaffer, Michael K. Shaffer, } "Experimental study of the Cs diode pumped alkali laser operation with different buffer gases," Optical Engineering 55(3), 036109 (18 March 2016). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.55.3.036109 . Submission:
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