Kushner, M. J. and Culick, F. E. C. (1978) Extrema of electron density and output pulse energy in a CuCI/Ne discharge and a Cu/CuCI double-pulsed laser. Applied Physics Letters, 33 (8). pp. 728-731. ISSN 0003-6951. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20101210-134543660
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Electron-density measurements have been made in a CuCI/Ne discharge using a CO, laser interferometer. A local maximum followed by a local minimum in electron density have been found to move a higher tube temperature with higher buffer pressure. Extrema in Cu/CuCI double-pulsed laser energy may be correlated with the extrema in electron density. An analysis based on rate equations yields qualitative agreement with measured laser-pulse energies. The results support the idea that ionization of copper is primarily responsible for the decrease of laser output as the tube temperature is increased.
|Additional Information:||© 1978 American Institute of Physics. This work was supported by grant PF-083 from the President's Fund, California Institute of Technology. The experiments were performed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The authors especially are indebted to Noble Nerheim for his initial and continuing advice throughout the program. The authors wish also to thank Robert Chapman and George Alahuzas for their technical assistance.|
|Group:||Guggenheim Jet Propulsion Center|
|Subject Keywords:||gas lasers; pulse techniques; electron density; copper chlorides; neon; electric discharges; interherometry; ionization; performance; plasma diagnostics; electron temperature|
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|Classification Code:||PACS: 42.55.Hq, 52.80.Hc, 42.60.By|
|Official Citation:||Extrema of electron density and output pulse energy in a CuCI/Ne discharge and a Cu/CuCl double‐pulsed laser M. J. Kushner and F. E. C. Culick Appl. Phys. Lett. 33, 728 (1978); doi:10.1063/1.90518|
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|Deposited By:||Ruth Sustaita|
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