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Design and performances of a 10-kW fast-axial-flow CO2 laser
Author(s): Michel E. Gastaud; Emmanuel Clavier; Philippe Chauvet
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Paper Abstract

A fast axial flow high power CO2 laser excited by dc discharge has been developed. An aerodynamic technique was developed for achieving homogeneous discharge of power density up to 6 W/cm3 in 5.5 cm diameter tubes. An output power of 10 kW was obtained with an unstable two-folded resonator with a magnification of 2. The laser is made of 12 active mediums of 5.5 cm diameter and 60 cm length and the electrical discharge efficiency is 17%.

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Date Published: 4 May 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1810, 9th International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (4 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.144614
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Michel E. Gastaud, Institut Mediterraneen de Technologie (France)
Emmanuel Clavier, Institut Mediterraneen de Technologie (France)
Philippe Chauvet, Institut Mediterraneen de Technologie (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1810:
9th International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers
Costas Fotakis; Costas Kalpouzos; Theodore G. Papazoglou, Editor(s)

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