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Theoretical investigation on CO2 laser design
Author(s): B. Gruenewald; Adolf Giesen; Helmut Huegel
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Paper Abstract

A one-dimensional theoretical model has been developed to simulate the amplification and oscillation processes in a transverse electrically excited CO2 laser with gas flow longitudinal to the optical axis. It allows us to describe the complete beam generation process and it is able to solve specific problems of gas discharge or amplification performance. In this paper the model is used as a support for the understanding of special properties of longitudinal flow CO2 lasers that strongly affects the power performances. Particularly the uncertainties in the discussion of experimentally achievable coefficients of small signal gain are shown.

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Date Published: 4 May 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1810, 9th International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (4 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.144608
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B. Gruenewald, Univ. of Stuttgart (Germany)
Adolf Giesen, Univ. of Stuttgart (Germany)
Helmut Huegel, Univ. of Stuttgart (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1810:
9th International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers
Costas Fotakis; Costas Kalpouzos; Theodore G. Papazoglou, Editor(s)

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