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Variable reflectivity output coupler for improvement of the beam quality of a fast-axial flow CO2 laser
Author(s): P. Sona; Peter F. Muys; Christophe Leys; Glenn H. Sherman
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Paper Abstract

We present the design and performance analysis of a compact C02-laser, using a Variable Reflectivity Mirror (VRM) as output coupler and a positive branch confocal unstable resonator. High power together with good beam quality and compact design is demonstrated. The laser gas is excited by a DC-discharge.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1397, 8th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.26022
Show Author Affiliations
P. Sona, Euro Laser Technology (Belgium)
Peter F. Muys, Euro Laser Technology (Belgium)
Christophe Leys, State Univ. of Gent (Belgium)
Glenn H. Sherman, Laser Power Optics (United States)

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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