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CO2 laser with discharge initiated by an electron beam formed in operating mixture
Author(s): Victor M. Orlovskii; Sergey B. Alekseev; Victor F. Tarasenko
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Paper Abstract

Atmosphere pressure CO2-laser with e-beam initiated disch arge formed in laser operating mixture has been created. Energy of radiation as 18 mJ in active volume of ~6 cm3 has been obtained. Laser operation at pulse repetition rate of up to 5 Hz was demonstrated. Specific energy input as ~0.1 J/cm3 was realized in gas mixture CO2:N2:He = 1:1:4 under atmosphere pressure in the process of a pulsed non-self-sustained discharge with ionized amplification. This method of discharge initiation is rather promising for creation of short-pulse high-pressure lasers.

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Date Published: 16 June 2004
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5479, Laser Optics 2003: High-Power Gas Lasers, (16 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.558216
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Victor M. Orlovskii, Institute of High Current Electronics (Russia)
Sergey B. Alekseev, Institute of High Current Electronics (Russia)
Victor F. Tarasenko, Institute of High Current Electronics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5479:
Laser Optics 2003: High-Power Gas Lasers
Oleg B. Danilov, Editor(s)

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