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High-repetition-rate, multijoule transversely excited atmospheric CO2 laser
Author(s): Hidekazu Hatanaka; Nobuo Kawahara; Katsumi Midorikawa; Hideo Tashiro; Minoru Obara
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Paper Abstract

The high-repetition-rate operation of a transversely excited atmospheric CO2 laser pumped by an all-solid- state exciter consisting of a three-stage magnetic pulse compressor has been tested. At a repetition rate of 140 pps, an average laser power of 1.2 kW was obtained with an overall efficiency of 7.6%. For further increase of the repetition rate, influence of density perturbation on laser performances (discharge stability, laser output energy and beam quality) have also been investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1397, 8th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25980
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Hidekazu Hatanaka, Keio Univ. (Japan)
Nobuo Kawahara, Keio Univ. (Japan)
Katsumi Midorikawa, Riken--Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
Hideo Tashiro, Riken--Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
Minoru Obara, Keio Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1397:
8th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers
Concepcion Maroto Domingo; Jose M. Orza, Editor(s)

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