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Kinetics of pulsed CO electric discharge gas mixtures
Author(s): James P. Reilly; James D. Strohschein
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we summarize the electron pumping and molecular transfer kinetics of pulsed CO lasers, as to their influence, as well as the influence of gas pressure and temperature, on pulsed laser emission line structure, pulse duration and energy output per unit gain volume. Correspondence with existing experimental laser data is shown and compared to these factors. Implications for pulsed laser applications are explored.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1998
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 3343, High-Power Laser Ablation, (14 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321586
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James P. Reilly, Northeast Science and Technology, Inc. (United States)
James D. Strohschein, Anteon Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3343:
High-Power Laser Ablation
Claude R. Phipps, Editor(s)

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