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Corona Preionizer For High Repetition Rate TEA Gas Lasers
Author(s): F. A. van Goor; A. L. Keet
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Paper Abstract

A corona preionization system for a high repetition gas laser is described. The system has been applied to a 200Hz repetition rate TEA CO2 laser with a 1.5x1.5x40cm3 discharge volume. Because the self inductance of the laser head can be kept at a very low value, short excitation pulses and fast rising discharge voltages are possible. Since the preionizer is incorporated in the main circuit and consumes only a small fraction of the total excitation energy, high overall efficiencies can be obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1031, 7th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (20 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950558
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F. A. van Goor, Twente University of Technology (The Netherlands)
A. L. Keet, Holec systems and components (The Netherlands)


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

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