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New compact high-specific-power slab gas lasers for medical and environmental studies
Author(s): Aleksey A. Kuznetsov; M. Z. Novgorodov; Vladimir N. Ochkin; E. F. Shishkanov; W. J. Witteman
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Paper Abstract

One of the most promising and easy-to-realize designs of gas laser with high specific output power and a small-size laser head involves a transverse RF discharge in a narrow gap between two wide, parallel electrodes(the slab configuration of discharge) and a hybrid waveguide-unstable resonator [1 II. Tn the present work we describe prototypes of smallsizc 3O and 5OW CO2 slab lasets with waveguide-unstable resonators, which can be considered as basic designs for industrial production. We investigated the output-power parameters of these lasers. Furthermore, we examined the spectral characteiistics of the lasers and the possibility of tuning the radiation wavelength in a wide range. The CW Ar-Xe laser with RF excitation is described. The applications possibilities of these lasers in medicine and remote sensing are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 November 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2965, ALT '96 International Symposium on Laser Methods for Biomedical Applications, (8 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.257376
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Aleksey A. Kuznetsov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
M. Z. Novgorodov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Vladimir N. Ochkin, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
E. F. Shishkanov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
W. J. Witteman, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2965:
ALT '96 International Symposium on Laser Methods for Biomedical Applications
Alexander M. Prokhorov; Costas Fotakis; Vladimir Pustovoy, Editor(s)

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