Optically Pumped Laser
Semi-annual technical rept. 1 Mar-15 Aug 1974
UNITED AIRCRAFT RESEARCH LABS EAST HARTFORD CT
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The report describes experimental and theoretical studies of a new technique for pumping high-pressure electric-discharge lasers. Diffuse discharges in mixtures of HeN2 and HeN2Ar at electron densities in excess of 10 to the 15th powercc and pressures of 15 atm were obtained. Calculations for a HeXe mixture operating on the 1730A transition in molecular Xe show efficiencies for conversion from the 10.6 micrometer field into the uv radiation field in excess of 60. Kinetic studies of the excimer energy transfer in HeAr N2 mixtures are described along with new pumping configurations which will allow operation with a uv optical cavity.
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