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High Pressure Reinjection CO2 Oscillator
Author(s): E. J. McLellan; C. C. Findley; J. Roberts
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Paper Abstract

The design and performance of a uv preionized CO2 oscillator with integral four-pass amplifier is described. This laser is operated at any pressure from 1 atm to 10 atm without the necessity of complex Marx bank electronics. A Q switch is required in the oscillator cavity to delay the oscillator pulse until the peak gain of 4.5/m can be reached. Even without the use of a Q switch to optimize performance, the laser has produced 700 mJ, 1 ns FWHM CO2 laser pulses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 1980
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0227, CO2 Laser Devices and Applications, (22 August 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958741
Show Author Affiliations
E. J. McLellan, Los Alamos National Scientific Laboratory, (United States)
C. C. Findley, Los Alamos National Scientific Laboratory, (United States)
J. Roberts, Los Alamos National Scientific Laboratory, Los Alamos, (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0227:
CO2 Laser Devices and Applications
Thomas S. Hartwick, Editor(s)

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