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Investigation on parallel spark array pre-ionization TEA CO2 laser
Author(s): Majid Aram; F. Soltanmoradi; A. Behjat
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Paper Abstract

Operation of a TEA CO2 laser with parallel spark array pre-ionization is investigated. Low repetition rate pulsed laser has been made having integrated pre-ionization and peaking circuits. The effect of gas mixture, applied voltage and capacity of the main, peaking and preionization capacitors on output power of the laser are presented. Total efficiency up to 7% was obtained and although the fraction of the He in gas mixture was only 58% stability of discharge was good (2 arc in 55 discharges).

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5483, Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Lasers V, (3 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.562959
Show Author Affiliations
Majid Aram, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (Iran)
F. Soltanmoradi, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (Iran)
A. Behjat, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (Iran)
Yazd Univ. (Iran)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5483:
Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Lasers V
Victor F. Tarasenko, Editor(s)

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