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Automatic CO2 laser of new generation
Author(s): Yuri N. Bulkin; Anatoliy A. Adamenkov; Evgeniy A. Kudryashov; Boris A. Vyskubenko; Yuriy V. Kolobyanin; Alexsey V. Kuznetzov; Victor I. Masychev; Pavel Kapustin
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Paper Abstract

A novel automatic output stabilized tunable CO2 laser has been developed providing a new quality level of investigations in the areas of atmosphere monitoring, active media diagnostics, spectroscopy, etc. The optimally designed and arranged laser is composed of sites and systems with reliable operational resources. Mean time till failure of the laser is 1000 h. About 0.3 cm-1 resolution of its high-Q and highly selective resonator allows extraction of most lines in sequence and hot bands without using a hot cell in the laser cavity. The laser is also distinguished among many other lasers by generating a high power (up to 50 W) at traditional lines and a great amount (near 160 totally) of sequence and hot lines (up to 10 W) in the 9 - 12 micrometers range which can be qualitatively changed in favor of sequence or hot lines by replacing some of the sealed-off active element or the whole set of them. Software and hardware developed for handling the laser operation offer the possibility to extract a needed set of lines in any succession and with a required run duration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3930, Laser Resonators III, (12 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.385408
Show Author Affiliations
Yuri N. Bulkin, Russian Federal Nuclear Ctr. (Russia)
Anatoliy A. Adamenkov, Russian Federal Nuclear Ctr. (Russia)
Evgeniy A. Kudryashov, Russian Federal Nuclear Ctr. (Russia)
Boris A. Vyskubenko, Russian Federal Nuclear Ctr. (Russia)
Yuriy V. Kolobyanin, Russian Federal Nuclear Ctr. (Russia)
Alexsey V. Kuznetzov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Victor I. Masychev, NPO Istok (Russia)
Pavel Kapustin, NPO Istok (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3930:
Laser Resonators III
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton, Editor(s)

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