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A Versatile CO2 Waveguide Laser For Application In Systems
Author(s): Chris Williams; Ian Park
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Paper Abstract

The design and performance of a compact, sealed, high power CO2 waveguide laser in which the basic gain cell can support several different output formats is described. The laser can be operated in continuous wave (cw) mode or with frequency or amplitude modulation (FM or AM) depending on the cut of the CdTe intra-cavity crystal employed. Particular attention is given here to the FM performance of the device where the crystal is subjected to high intra-cavity powers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1191, Optical Systems for Space and Defence, (1 April 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.969711
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Chris Williams, Ferranti Industrial Electronics Ltd. (Scotland)
Ian Park, Ferranti Industrial Electronics Ltd. (Scotland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1191:
Optical Systems for Space and Defence

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