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