An investigation into the optical emission from pulsed planar surface discharges and their application for the pumping of dye lasers

D.J. Fulker, A.D. Case, M. Venner, A.J. Finlayson, S.J. MacGregor, R.A. Fouracre, F. Tumea

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Abstract

This investigation is concerned with the use of pulsed planar surface discharges for the pumping of organic dye doped modified PMMA slabs. A 0.5 Omega, lumped element pulse forming network was used to drive a surface discharge across a 4 mm thick, pyrromethene 597-doped modified PMMA slab in the presence of a 0.5 bar xenon cover gas. A laser energy of 69 mJ was recorded when 100 J of capacitively stored energy was discharged across the polymer slab. To the authors' knowledge this is the first time laser action has been reported from a surface discharge pumped solid state dye laser.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1543-1546
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event28th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science/13th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 17 Jun 200122 Jun 2001

Conference

Conference28th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science/13th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period17/06/0122/06/01

Keywords

  • investigation
  • optical emission
  • pulsed planar
  • surface discharges
  • dye lasers

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Fulker, D. J., Case, A. D., Venner, M., Finlayson, A. J., MacGregor, S. J., Fouracre, R. A., & Tumea, F. (2001). An investigation into the optical emission from pulsed planar surface discharges and their application for the pumping of dye lasers. 1543-1546. Paper presented at 28th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science/13th IEEE International Pulsed Power Conference , Las Vegas, United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/PPPS.2001.961202