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Role of capacitances in the performance of a pulsed gas laser: an application to the N2 laser
Author(s): Peter Persephonis; J. Parthenios; A. Ioannou; V. Giannetas
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Paper Abstract

An investigation of the optical output for all possible combinations between the capacitances C1,C2 in a 'doubling circuit' and in a C-to-C circuit N2 laser is presented. The results show that, for the doubling circuit, a maximum optical output appears when C1 equals C2 for a constant total capacitance. This maximum value increases when the total capacitance increases. This behavior of the optical output is due to the coupling of the two loops which become the best when C1 equals C2. For the C-to-C circuit a maximum optical output appears when peaking capacitor obtains a critical value. For low values of the peaking capacitor the optical output follows the rise of the electric pumping pulse. On the other hand, for high values of the peaking capacitor than the critical one, a part of the electric energy arrives at the laser channel after the laser output, while the exploitable electric energy decreases causing reduction of the optical output.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3574, XII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference, (22 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.334501
Show Author Affiliations
Peter Persephonis, Univ. of Patras (Greece)
J. Parthenios, Univ. of Patras (Greece)
A. Ioannou, Univ. of Patras (Greece)
V. Giannetas, Univ. of Patras (Greece)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3574:
XII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference
Anatoly S. Boreisho; Gennady A. Baranov, Editor(s)

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