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High Pressure Pulsed Radial Glow Discharge CO[sub]2[/sub] Laser
Author(s): William M. Moeny
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the development of the Radial Glow Discharge Pulsed CO2 Laser (RCL) Technology. This laser is pumped by a high pressure UV-preionized self-sustained glow discharge. The discharge is between two concenteric cylinders, with radial current flow. Radial UV preionization leaves the ends open for laser power extraction. The 5 kW laser extraction is axial out of the device. The laser uses 2 resonant charge circuits operating in parallel to charge the main discharge PFN and the UV preionization circuit at 50 Hz. The UV preionization circuit drives 8 sets of flashboards in parallel using 1 thyratron.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1046, Pulse Power for Lasers II, (10 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951345
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William M. Moeny, Tetra Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1046:
Pulse Power for Lasers II
Tom R. Burkes; G. Glen McDuff, Editor(s)

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