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Gain property on supersonic flow TEA-CO2 laser in double-pulse operation
Author(s): Go Imada; Motoki Tateishi; Masataro Suzuki; Wataru Masuda
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Paper Abstract

In order to contribute toward the development of a highly-repetitive TEA-CO2 laser, small-signal gains are measured for a double-pulse operation of a laser medium in a supersonic flow at a Mach number of 2. It is found that the time interval of the double-pulse operation should be longer than 60 μs in order to have the gain of the subsequent pulse comparable to that of the preceding one. It is also found that the gain is enhanced with a low-temperature laser medium owing to the concentration of excited CO2 molecules in the state of a specific rotational quantum number. The results suggest the possibility that the output power of a TEA-CO2 laser device can be increased by utilizing the supersonic flow.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 January 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8677, XIX International Symposium on High-Power Laser Systems and Applications 2012, 86770I (30 January 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2009567
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Go Imada, Niigata Institute of Technology (Japan)
Nagaoka Univ. of Technology (Japan)
Motoki Tateishi, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology (Japan)
Masataro Suzuki, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology (Japan)
Wataru Masuda, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8677:
XIX International Symposium on High-Power Laser Systems and Applications 2012
Kerim R. Allakhverdiev, Editor(s)

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