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Active medium cw FAF CO2 laser small-scale optical nonuniformities
Author(s): Michail G. Galushkin; Yuri N. Zavalov; Valentina Ye. Zavalova
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Paper Abstract

Ionization instability of the discharge on the small-scale nonuniformities of gas density was investigated. It was shown that high- intensity laser radiation reduces the threshold of gas discharge ionization instability in the fast-axial-flow (FAF) laser. The turbulent characteristics of gas flow in the active medium of the gas-discharge laser were measured experimentally by luminescence method and an estimation of their influence on the wavefront distortion of the laser beam has been made.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4165, Progress in Research and Development of High-Power Industrial CO2 Lasers, (27 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.394112
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Michail G. Galushkin, Institute on Laser and Information Technologies (Russia)
Yuri N. Zavalov, Institute on Laser and Information Technologies (Russia)
Valentina Ye. Zavalova, Institute on Laser and Information Technologies (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4165:
Progress in Research and Development of High-Power Industrial CO2 Lasers
Vladislav Ya. Panchenko; Vladimir S. Golubev, Editor(s)

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