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A New Concept Of An RF-Excited CO2-Laser With Solid State Generators
Author(s): Bruno Walter
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Paper Abstract

A new concept of a laser head with successfully integrated optical path, discharge tubes, gas delivery tubes and resonator rods has been developed. This laser contains eight discharge tubes each energized by a 1 kW solid state generator at a frequency of 13.56 MHz. With an input power of 4.68 kW a laser power of more than 860 W has been obtained in a non optimized state of operation. This output power entails a plasma efficiency of 19%.

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: 10.1117/12.950504
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Bruno Walter, Technical University Vienna (Austria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1031:
7th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers
Dieter Schuoecker, Editor(s)

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