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The Design Of A CO[sub]2[/sub] Laser For Second Harmonic Generation
Author(s): L H Taylor; J F Lowry
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Paper Abstract

To study second harmonic generation in nonlinear crystals it is important to have a versatile laser driver which can produce high-power variable pulse widths at a single frequency which is adjustable over both the 9 μm and 10 μm laser bands. To satisfy these requirements, a nominal 5 J UV-preionized self-sustained discharge TEA CO2 laser has been designed to give 100 ns 9.6 ism pulses at 2 Hz. The laser is a line-tunable oscillator-amplifier design with a pulse width which is adjustable from "3 to 250 ns.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0894, Gas Laser Technology, (12 July 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944397
Show Author Affiliations
L H Taylor, Westinghouse R & D Center (United States)
J F Lowry, Westinghouse R & D Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0894:
Gas Laser Technology
Peter P. Chenausky; Roland A. Sauerbrey; James H. Tillotson, Editor(s)

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