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Tunable High Pressure Radio Frequency Excited CO2 Laser
Author(s): Stian Lovold; Gunnar Wang
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Paper Abstract

This paper will review experimental work which has demonstrated that it is feasible to obtain continuous frequency tuning between line centers with a pulsed rf-excited high pressure CO2 waveguide laser. Using 7 kW input power at 40 MHz, a 300-GHz-wide tuning range from the R(12) to the R(26) line in the 10.4-μm band has been obtained at 10-atm gas pressure. The laser has been operated at up to 1-kHz pulse repetition frequency with 300-ns-long output pulses showing good amplitude stability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 December 1983
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0415, Coherent Infrared Radar Systems and Applications II, (13 December 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935902
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Stian Lovold, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (Norway)
Gunnar Wang, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (Norway)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0415:
Coherent Infrared Radar Systems and Applications II
Robert C. Harney, Editor(s)

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