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Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 415–418 | Cite as

Compact UV Nitrogen Laser Pumped by a Pulsed Longitudinal Inductive Discharge

  • A. M. RazhevEmail author
  • D. S. Churkin
  • R. A. Tkachenko
Optical Sources and Receivers for Environmental Studies
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Abstract

The creation of a compact emitter for an inductive nitrogen laser (λ = 337.1 nm) with the active medium pumped by a pulsed inductive longitudinal discharge of the transformer type is reported for the first time. In the inductive laser head created, the lasing energy attains 0.35 mJ and the lasing pulse length is (25 ± 5) ns (FWHM) depending on the cavity Q-factor. The use of a semiconfocal cavity provides for a near-Gaussian beam profile.

Keywords

pulsed inductive discharge of the transformer type compact nitrogen laser high operation stability Gaussian profile of laser beam 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Razhev
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • D. S. Churkin
    • 1
    • 3
  • R. A. Tkachenko
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Laser Physics, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Novosibirsk State Technical UniversityNovosibirskRussia
  3. 3.Novosibirsk State UniversityNovosibirskRussia

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