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High Voltage Solid-State Pulser For High Repetition-Rate Gas Lasers
Author(s): A. L. Keet; M. Groenenboom; F. A. van Goor; W. J. Witteman
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Paper Abstract

An all solid-state pulser for the excitation of a high repetition-rate TEA CO2 laser is described. The pulser uses a fast switching thyristor, a fast pulse transformer and a two-stage magnetic pulse compression network. The pulser interfaced with the laser has been succesfully operated at 200 Hz with a pulse energy of 7 J, peak voltage of 20 kV, pulse duration 0.6 μs, and an overall efficiency of 70%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 1989
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1031, 7th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (20 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950557
Show Author Affiliations
A. L. Keet, HOLEC (Netherlands)
M. Groenenboom, HOLEC (Netherlands)
F. A. van Goor, University of Twente (Netherlands)
W. J. Witteman, University of Twente (Netherlands)


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

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