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Improved Discharge Uniformity For Transverse Radio Frequency Waveguide CO2 Lasers
Author(s): Glen A. Griffith
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Paper Abstract

Transverse RF waveguide lasers have demonstrated an undesirable non-unizorm gas discharge related to the electrical transmission line oroperties of the optical waveguide structure. Laser efficiency has been increased over 4 times to 11% for a laser of electrical length in excess of 2/3 λ at 200 MHz by correcting the voltage standing wave pattern with oeriodic inductor shunts. Peak outputs of 8 Watts at 10% efficiency and peak efficiencies of 11% at 4.4 Watt output have been attained with sealed operation for a 21.6 cm device.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 1983
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0335, Advanced Laser Technology and Applications, (31 March 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.933597
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Glen A. Griffith, Teledyne Electronics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0335:
Advanced Laser Technology and Applications
Leon Esterowitz, Editor(s)

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