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Effect of gas decomposition in multijoule TE/TEA CO2 lasers excited by magnetic-spiker sustainer technique
Author(s): YunXin Tang; Robert G. Harrison
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Paper Abstract

Investigation of the effect of dissociation products on the discharge stability and laser performance of TE/TEA CO2 lasers using magnetic-spiker sustainer excitation technology is presented. The tolerance of the discharge to O2/CO concentration is determined, giving improved results to that found in conventional systems. Both solid state and gaseous catalyst are also investigated for extending operational lifetime of the laser gas mixture.

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Date Published: 25 January 2001
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4184, XIII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference, (25 January 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.414076
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YunXin Tang, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Robert G. Harrison, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4184:
XIII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference

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