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Parametric study of a first overtone CO laser with supressed fundamental band lasing: experiment and theory
Author(s): Andrei A. Ionin; Andrei A. Kotkov; Alexander K. Kurnosov; Anatoly P. Napartovich; Leonid V. Seleznev; Nikolay G. Turkin
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Paper Abstract

Parametric study of first overtone (FO) CO laser was carried out both experimentally and theoretically. Special optical filter was used for suppression of fundamental band lasing. The theoretical model is in satisfactory agreement with the experiment for the laser operating on He-containing gas mixture. The maximum FO CO laser efficiency of 5.5% and specific output energy of approximately 20 J/I Amagat were obtained for laser resonator with rather high useless optical losses, FO CO lasing taking place from 13 yields 11 up to 30 yields 28 vibrational transitions ((lambda) equals 2.7 - 3.6 micrometers ). Important influence of intracavity water vapor on output characteristics of FO CO laser and its spectrum, in particular, is discussed. Both theoretical and experimental results indicate that FO CO laser efficiency up to 15 - 20% and SOE up to 50 - 80 J/I Amagat can be obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3268, Gas and Chemical Lasers and Intense Beam Applications, (12 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308060
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Andrei A. Ionin, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Andrei A. Kotkov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Alexander K. Kurnosov, Troitsk Institute of Innovation and Fusion Research (Russia)
Anatoly P. Napartovich, Troitsk Institute of Innovation and Fusion Research (Russia)
Leonid V. Seleznev, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Nikolay G. Turkin, Troitsk Institute of Innovation and Fusion Research (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3268:
Gas and Chemical Lasers and Intense Beam Applications
Ernest A. Dorko; Jeffrey L. Moler, Editor(s)

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