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Compact sealed-off rf-excited CO2 lasers
Author(s): Aleksey A. Kuznetsov; M. Z. Novgorodov; Vladimir N. Ochkin; S. N. Tskhai; E. F. Shishkanov; V. A. Stepanov; Wilhelmus J. Witteman
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Paper Abstract

The intermediate power compact continuous wave (CW) CO2 waveguide (WG) lasers have been studied and developed. Most attention is devoted to small-bore slab WG devices. The results of studies of space discharge electric and laser parameters, effects of pumping frequency, electrical matching of RF supply and laser head load as well as cavity optimization are briefly described and taken into account in practical design. Two models of slab lasers are described and compared with some other known models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4165, Progress in Research and Development of High-Power Industrial CO2 Lasers, (27 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.394114
Show Author Affiliations
Aleksey A. Kuznetsov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
M. Z. Novgorodov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Vladimir N. Ochkin, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
S. N. Tskhai, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
E. F. Shishkanov, Research Institute of Gas-Discharge Devices (Russia)
V. A. Stepanov, Pedagogical Univ. (Russia)
Wilhelmus J. Witteman, Univ. Twente (Netherlands)


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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