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Pulse-periodic waveguide CO2 laser excited by an ac capacitative discharge
Author(s): V. V. Antyukhov; Alexander F. Glova; Fedor V. Lebedev
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Paper Abstract

An experimental investigation was made of the operating regimes of a pulse-periodic waveguide CO2 laser employing diffusive gas cooling and excited by a longitudinal 10 kHz ac capacitative discharge. A specific average radiation output power of 12 W/m was obtained at repetition frequencies of 1 kHz and feasibility of control of the shape of the lasing pulse was demonstrated. The results of these experiments can be used to construct multibeam pulse-periodic CO2 lasers for heat processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2109, CIS Selected Papers: High-Power Multibeam Lasers and Their Phase Locking, (7 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.160361
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V. V. Antyukhov, I.V. Kurchatov Atomic Energy Institute (Russia)
Alexander F. Glova, I.V. Kurchatov Atomic Energy Institute (Russia)
Fedor V. Lebedev, Troitsk Institute for Innovation & Fusion Research (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2109:
CIS Selected Papers: High-Power Multibeam Lasers and Their Phase Locking

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