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Working medium composition and degradation effects on performance of the 1.2-kW CO2 laser
Author(s): Adam Cenian; P. Kukiello; Gerard Sliwinski
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Paper Abstract

The strikingly small affect of the mixture degradation on the power extraction observed experimentally in the MLT-1200 laser has led to the examination of the time characteristics of laser output as a function of the gas mixture composition. Processes competitive to the working mixture degradation were considered and we found that the optimum concentrations of CO2 and N2 lie in the region 2 <EQ [CO2] <EQ 3% and 30 <EQ [N2] <EQ 40%, respectively.

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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: 10.1117/12.144621
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Adam Cenian, Institute of Fluid-Flow Machines (Poland)
P. Kukiello, Institute of Fluid-Flow Machines (Poland)
Gerard Sliwinski, Institute of Fluid-Flow Machines (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1810:
9th International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers

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