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Acoustic measurement method in investigation of optical phenomena in a modulated CO2 laser plasma
Author(s): Dorota A. Wojaczek; Edward F. Plinski; Lukasz Rosinski; Robert Trawinski
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Paper Abstract

The paper describes the results of investigations of optical phenomena on an RF excited slab-waveguide CO2 laser. The experiments are performed in two optical arrangements: two-mirror resonator and three-mirror one. The main purpose of the experiments is to check possibilities to observe the optical phenomena using a microphone. The laser plasma is modulated with a self-mixing signal in the three-mirror resonator. The response of the microphone is observed and analyzed. Detection of the laser signature phenomenon with the microphone is experimentally considered. The experiments are done at cw regime of the laser. The investigations are performed at pulse operation of the laser, as well. The response of the microphone is analyzed. It is checked how the laser pulse is reconstructed at a profile of the microphone signal. The output laser pulse with a mapped laser signature in the laser pulse profile is compared to the microphone signal shape. The presence of the laser signature at the acoustic signal is investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6452, Laser Resonators and Beam Control IX, 645218 (14 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.699007
Show Author Affiliations
Dorota A. Wojaczek, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Edward F. Plinski, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Lukasz Rosinski, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Robert Trawinski, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6452:
Laser Resonators and Beam Control IX
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton; Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Editor(s)

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