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Gain measurements of the Ca-Xe charge exchange systemCharge-exchange-pumped Ca(+) was studied for possible positive laser gain at 370.6 and 315.9 nm using an Xe MPD arc as the Xe(+) source. The present paper describes the MPD arc, the calcium injection system, the diagnostics for gain, and spontaneous emission measurements and results. No positive gain measurements were observed. A small Xe-Ca charge exchange cross section compared to He-metal laser systems charge exchange cross sections is the most probable reason why the result was negative.
Document ID
19790035065
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Michels, C. J. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Chubb, D. L. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1978
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Applied Physics
Volume: 49
Subject Category
LASERS AND MASERS
Distribution Limits
Public
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