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630-W average-power Q-switched chemical oxygen iodine laser
Author(s): Ronald G. Highland; Peter G. Crowell; Gordon D. Hager
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Paper Abstract

The Zeeman effect is used here to demonstrate a gas-phase, self-healing Q-switch for a kwatt-class chemical oxygen-iodine laser. Enhancement ratios of pulse power over CW power of 16 to 1 are achieved with extraction efficiencies of 75 percent. The flows of each type of chemical are presented, and the laser configurations are shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1225, High-Power Gas Lasers, (1 June 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18521
Show Author Affiliations
Ronald G. Highland, Air Force Weapons Lab. (United States)
Peter G. Crowell, R & D Associates (United States)
Gordon D. Hager, Air Force Weapons Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1225:
High-Power Gas Lasers
Petras V. Avizonis; Charles Freed; Jin J. Kim; Frank K. Tittel, Editor(s)

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