Optimization of hollow cathode discharges for pumping metal ion lasers

G. Bano, L. Szalai, K. Kutasi, Z. Donko, K. Rozsa

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Brief overview of recent optimization studies of hollow cathode discharges, mainly the segmented hollow cathode (SHC) arrangement for the excitation of metal ion lasers is given here. Results of parametric studies (on the 282.3 nm Au II and 780.8 nm Cu II transitions) including optimization of buffer gas composition, cathode - anode area ratio and inner diameter of the discharge tube are presented here together with some modeling results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-144
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 10th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications - Varna, Bulg
Duration: Sep 21 1998Sep 25 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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