Gain and saturation intensity measurements of a discharge pumped F 2 laser at high excitation rates

Masayuki Kakehata, Chuen Huei Yang, Yoshiaki Ueno, Fumihiko Kannari

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Small-signal gain and saturation intensity of a discharge pumped F 2 laser at 157 nm, operated at high pressures (<10 atm) and high excitation rates (7-39 MW/cm3), were measured in an oscillator-amplifier configuration. The small-signal net gain reaches 37±4%/cm at an excitation rate of ∼26 MW/cm3 for a 6-atm laser gas. A saturation intensity, which depends on a nonsaturable absorption coefficient, was estimated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3089-3091
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Dec 1


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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