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A model for the dissociation pulse, afterglow, and laser pulse in the Cu/CuCl double pulse laser

Kushner, M. J. and Culick, F. E. C. (1980) A model for the dissociation pulse, afterglow, and laser pulse in the Cu/CuCl double pulse laser. Journal of Applied Physics, 51 (6). pp. 3020-3032. ISSN 0021-8979. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:KUSjap80

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Abstract

A model which completely describes the Cu/CuCl double pulse laser is presented. The dissociation discharge pulse and afterglow are simulated and the results are used as initial conditions for an analysis of the pumping discharge pulse and laser pulse. Experimental behavior including the minimum, optimum, and maximum delays between pulses, and the dependence of laser pulse energy on dissociation energy are satisfactorily reproduced. An optimum tube temperature is calculated, and the dependence of laser pulse energy on tube temperature (i.e., CuCl vapor pressure) is explained for the first time.


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Additional Information:Copyright © 1980 American Institute of Physics. (Received 4 September 1979; accepted for publication 7 January 1980) Computing funds were provided by the Caltech Division of Engineering and Applied Science. One of the authors (MJK) would like to acknowledge support by a Dr. Chaim Weizmann Postdoctoral Fellowship. Publication charges were graciously paid by Sandia Laboratories.
Subject Keywords:GAS LASERS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, DISSOCIATION, PULSES, AFTERGLOW, COPPER, COPPER CHLORIDES, DATA, ENERGY DEPENDENCE, OPTIMIZATION, TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE, PRESSURE DEPENDENCE
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