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RF-Excited Industrial Carbon Dioxide Lasers: The Users' Viewpoint
Author(s): Roger P. Main
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Paper Abstract

The first RF-excited industrial carbon dioxide lasers began to appear on the market 3 - 4 years ago, and are rapidly establishing their superiority over traditional DC-excited designs in terms of useful performance factors and reliability in actual use. This paper presents the relative advantages and disadvantages of these two fundamental excitation modes for application to medium- to high-power carbon dioxide lasers as seen from the viewpoint of the industrial user, and reviews the fundamental physics and gas discharge phenomena involved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1031, 7th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (20 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950502
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Roger P. Main, Roger P. Main Consulting (Federal Republic of Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1031:
7th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers

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