Journal of Russian Laser Research

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 68–73

Small-signal gain dependence on active medium length and axial thermal profile in metal-vapor lasers

  • D. Salehinia
  • K. Khorasani
  • S. Behrouzinia
  • M. Zand
Article

Abstract

We measure the small-signal gain coefficient g0 of a gold vapor laser for a 627.8 nm transition through the implementation of a discharge-driven oscillator-amplifier configuration. We study the gain dependence on the length of the laser active medium. In addition, we measure the output power of a copper-vapor laser for two different thermal insulator distributions and simulate the thermal-length profile to determine the effective length of the active medium. We show that the small-signal gain coefficient depends on the effective length of the active medium and do not depend on the physical (actual) length of the active medium.

Keywords

metal-vapor laser small-signal gain thermal-length profile 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Salehinia
    • 1
  • K. Khorasani
    • 1
  • S. Behrouzinia
    • 1
  • M. Zand
    • 1
  1. 1.Laser and Optics Research School Nuclear Science and Technology Research SchoolAtomic Energy Organization of IranTehranIran

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