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Title: Exploding conducting film laser pumping apparatus

Abstract

The 342-nm molecular iodine and the 1.315-..mu..m atomic iodine lasers have been optically pumped by intense light from exploding-metal-film discharges. Brightness temperatures for the exploding-film discharges were approximately 25,000 K. Although lower output energies were achieved for such discharges when compared to exploding-wire techniques, the larger surface area and smaller inductance inherent in the exploding-film should lead to improved efficiency for optically-pumped gas lasers.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6172835
Application Number:
ON: TI85006431
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy EDB-85-039120
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; GAS LASERS; OPTICAL PUMPING; BRIGHTNESS; DESIGN; EXPLODING WIRES; FILMS; LIGHT SOURCES; EXPLOSIONS; LASERS; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; PUMPING; RADIATION SOURCES; WIRES; 420300* - Engineering- Lasers- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Ware, K.D., and Jones, C.R. Exploding conducting film laser pumping apparatus. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Ware, K.D., & Jones, C.R. Exploding conducting film laser pumping apparatus. United States.
Ware, K.D., and Jones, C.R. Fri . "Exploding conducting film laser pumping apparatus". United States.
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abstractNote = {The 342-nm molecular iodine and the 1.315-..mu..m atomic iodine lasers have been optically pumped by intense light from exploding-metal-film discharges. Brightness temperatures for the exploding-film discharges were approximately 25,000 K. Although lower output energies were achieved for such discharges when compared to exploding-wire techniques, the larger surface area and smaller inductance inherent in the exploding-film should lead to improved efficiency for optically-pumped gas lasers.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Apr 27 00:00:00 EST 1984},
month = {Fri Apr 27 00:00:00 EST 1984}
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