Vol. 14, issue 08, article # 14

pdf Kostyrya I.D., Zimakov V.P. Possibility of pumping metal vapor lasers by an electric generator with an inductive energy storage and semiconductor switch. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2001. V. 14. No. 08. P. 662-664.
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Abstract:

Results of experimental investigation into pumping the gas discharge tube by a generator with an inductive energy storage and semiconductor opening switch at a high pulse repetition frequency (PRF) are considered. For the first time, the PRF of 12 kHz has been obtained for such a type of the generators. At a discharge through a 80-cm long tube, current pulses with a pulse leading edge shorter than 10 ns were obtained at the current amplitude of 550 A. It is suggested to use such a generator for pumping metal-vapor repetitively pulsed lasers, including copper-vapor laser, which are widely used in the laser monitoring of the atmosphere.

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