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Ionic And Thermal Instability In Four-Component High-Power CO2 Electronic Discharge Convection Lasers (EDCL) Devices
Author(s): R. Bruzzese; S. Solimeno; S. Martellucci
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Paper Abstract

In the present paper a general model of plasma instabilities in high-power e-beam sustained CO2 laser amplifiers is illustrated. This model improves the Haas-Nighan one by allowing explicitly for the various degrees of vibrational freedom and taking into account the stabilizing effect of the laser field intensity. The model has been used to test the degree of thermal and ionic instability of an EDCL device using four-component gas mixture(CO2:N2:He: CO).

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1981
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0236, 1980 European Conf on Optical Systems and Applications, (15 May 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959023
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R. Bruzzese, Facolta di Ingegneria di Napoli (Italy)
S. Solimeno, Facolta di Ingegneria di Napoli (Italy)
S. Martellucci, Facolta di Ingegneria di Napoli (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0236:
1980 European Conf on Optical Systems and Applications
D. J. Kroon, Editor(s)

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