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Title: Exploding conducting film laser pumping apparatus

Abstract

Exploding conducting film laser optical pumping apparatus. 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:
 [1];  [2]
  1. San Diego, CA
  2. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
865922
Patent Number(s):
4599731
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01S - DEVICES USING THE PROCESS OF LIGHT AMPLIFICATION BY STIMULATED EMISSION OF RADIATION [LASER] TO AMPLIFY OR GENERATE LIGHT
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
exploding; conducting; film; laser; pumping; apparatus; optical; 342-nm; molecular; iodine; 315-; atomic; lasers; optically; pumped; intense; light; exploding-metal-film; discharges; brightness; temperatures; exploding-film; approximately; 25; 000; output; energies; achieved; compared; exploding-wire; techniques; larger; surface; inductance; inherent; lead; improved; efficiency; optically-pumped; gas; optical pump; gas lasers; laser pumping; laser optical; improved efficiency; optical pumping; gas laser; optically pumped; laser pump; pumped gas; pumping apparatus; output energies; conducting film; intense light; exploding conducting; film laser; optically pump; /372/

Citation Formats

Ware, Kenneth D, and Jones, Claude R. Exploding conducting film laser pumping apparatus. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Ware, Kenneth D, & Jones, Claude R. Exploding conducting film laser pumping apparatus. United States.
Ware, Kenneth D, and Jones, Claude R. Wed . "Exploding conducting film laser pumping apparatus". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865922.
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abstractNote = {Exploding conducting film laser optical pumping apparatus. 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {1}
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