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High-power multibeam CO2 laser excited by an ac discharge
Author(s): V. V. Antyukhov; A. I. Bondarenko; Alexander F. Glova; Vladimir S. Golubev; O. R. Kachurin; L. L. Kolesov; Energui A. Lebedev; Fedor V. Lebedev; Yu. F. Suslov; V. A. Timofeev
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Paper Abstract

A report is given of the construction of a high-power (P approximately 1 kW) multibeam cw CO2 laser, with diffusive cooling of the gas mixture and excited by a 10 kHz ac discharge. The design of the laser is described and experimental measurements of its basic characteristics presented. These included measurements of the laser divergence and an investigation of the influence of the pressure, composition, and circulation velocity of the gas mixture on the laser output power. The experimental data obtained and a comparison of the parameters with those of other known lasers are used to discuss its advantages and prospects for use in technological applications are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2109, CIS Selected Papers: High-Power Multibeam Lasers and Their Phase Locking, (7 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.160391
Show Author Affiliations
V. V. Antyukhov, I.V. Kurchatov Atomic Energy Institute (Russia)
A. I. Bondarenko
Alexander F. Glova, I.V. Kurchatov Atomic Energy Institute (Russia)
Vladimir S. Golubev, Industrial Lasers R&D Ctr. (Russia)
O. R. Kachurin, I.V. Kurchatov Atomic Energy Institute (Russia)
L. L. Kolesov
Energui A. Lebedev
Fedor V. Lebedev, Troitsk Institute for Innovation & Fusion Research (Russia)
Yu. F. Suslov
V. A. Timofeev

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2109:
CIS Selected Papers: High-Power Multibeam Lasers and Their Phase Locking
Fedor V. Lebedev; Anatoly P. Napartovich, Editor(s)

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