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Design And Construction Of A Short Pulse Front End For A Large CO2 Laser
Author(s): C. W. Woods; R. F. Alexander; C. R. Collins
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Paper Abstract

A CO2 laser oscillator, switch out, and preamplifier system which produces 1 ns pulses of 10.6 μm light with an energy of about 1 joule was designed and constructed. Commercial CO2 TEA devices were used throughout. Alignment was simplified by using a single He-Ne laser and penta prism reflectors on kinematic mounts. Performance of this system as compared with calculations with the Laser Optical Train Simulation (LOTS) program will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1981
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0288, Los Alamos Conf on Optics '81, (30 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932040
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C. W. Woods, University of California (United States)
R. F. Alexander, University of California (United States)
C. R. Collins, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0288:
Los Alamos Conf on Optics '81
Donald H. Liebenberg, Editor(s)

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