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Coaxial CO2 lasers
Author(s): Uwe Habich; Heinz-Dieter Plum; Dietmar Ehrlichmann; Peter Loosen
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Paper Abstract

Advantages of coaxial radio-frequency excited discharges for the design of slow-flow and fast- flow high power CO2 lasers are discussed. The crucial point of the development of such laser systems is the feasibility of resonators with high extraction efficiency and high focusability. Azimuthally unstable resonators prove to be suitable for these annular gain media. A theoretical description of such resonators is compared with experimental results with both slow-flow and fast-flow discharges.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2095, Laser Physics, (10 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.183101
Show Author Affiliations
Uwe Habich, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Lasertechnik (Germany)
Heinz-Dieter Plum, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Lasertechnik (Germany)
Dietmar Ehrlichmann, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Lasertechnik (Germany)
Peter Loosen, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Lasertechnik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2095:
Laser Physics
Artur A. Mak, Editor(s)

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