Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp S493–S512

The operating regime of longitudinal discharge copper vapour lasers

  • R. R. Lewis

DOI: 10.1007/BF00619645

Cite this article as:
Lewis, R.R. Opt Quant Electron (1991) 23: S493. doi:10.1007/BF00619645


This paper presents the results of experiments which study the behaviour of the copper vapour laser as a function of its major performance parameters: pulse repetition frequency and tube temperature. Explanations are put forward for the factors which limit the output from the copper laser at the extremes of these parameters. Generalized performance relationships and scaling laws are also presented. The experimental results are summarized in a contour map of laser efficiency.

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© Chapman and Hall Ltd 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. R. Lewis
    • 1
  1. 1.Oxford Lasers Ltd.OxfordUK