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Newly developed excitation circuit for kHz pulsed lasers
Author(s): Koichi Yasuoka; Akira Ishii; Tohru Tamagawa; Iwao Ohshima
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Paper Abstract

Pre-charging of peaking capacitors has been tested on a high-repetition-rate transversely excited atmospheric CO2 laser. The peaking capacitors, connected to the discharge electrodes, were divided into two blocks in series. One part was pre-charged by a DC voltage source and another part was pulse-charged. An efficiency of over 6% was obtained by only 7 kV pulse voltage, and was higher than that obtained in a charge-transfer-type circuit. A high repetition rate operation up to 1 kHz was demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1412, Gas and Metal Vapor Lasers and Applications, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43633
Show Author Affiliations
Koichi Yasuoka, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
Akira Ishii, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
Tohru Tamagawa, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)
Iwao Ohshima, Toshiba Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1412:
Gas and Metal Vapor Lasers and Applications
Jin J. Kim; Frank K. Tittel, Editor(s)

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