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Comparison of output power stabilities of CO and CO2 lasers
Author(s): Victor I. Masychev; Vladislav S. Alejnikov
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Paper Abstract

A comparative investigation of the amplitude stability of the power output from sealed-off CO and CO2 lasers emitting the fundamental spatial mode has been made. It is shown that the use of a CW molecular CO laser emitting simultaneously due to a great number of cascade- coupled vibration-rotational transitions as the coherent radiation source makes it possible to achieve relatively high stability of the output power under conditions of emission of a single main mode without frequency-control facilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1628, Intense Laser Beams, (1 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.58995
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Victor I. Masychev, Research and Production Corp. `Istok` (Russia)
Vladislav S. Alejnikov, Research and Production Corp. `Istok` (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1628:
Intense Laser Beams
Richard C. Wade; Peter B. Ulrich, Editor(s)

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