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Generation and spectral parameters of a sealed-off CO laser with nonselective and disperse resonators as a function of degree of cooling the walls of sealed-off active element
Author(s): Yuri N. Bulkin; V. V. Buzoverya; Vladimir Masychev; Maxim Yu. Deryugin; Sergey A. Novikov
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Paper Abstract

CO-lasers on the basis of sealed-off active elements (SAE) with an average operational life of ~3000 hours nave a simple design and are cost-effective. They don't need gas blow off and cryogenic equipment, as well as the system of toxic gas evacuation etc. Generally, sealed-off active elements are operated at the temperatures of the cooling agent of 10°C<t<15°C. Cryogenic cooling is impossible for them, so it is interesting to perform optimization of the laser parameters at the tolerable for SAE negative temperatures. There has been performed the research on the basic output parameter of the automated modified CO-laser, which is applicable for research in medicine, ecology, active media and material study and which we described earlier, at negative temperatures of SAE up to t ~-40 °C. These measurements were made using an inexpensive standalone cooling system ("Haake Circulators"). The measurements have shown that both the width of area of spectrum modification and the power of generation at separate lines go up as the degree of cooling grows.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 June 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4969, Laser Resonators and Beam Control VI, (25 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.473054
Show Author Affiliations
Yuri N. Bulkin, Russian Federal Nuclear Ctr. (Russia)
V. V. Buzoverya, Russian Federal Nuclear Ctr. (Russia)
Vladimir Masychev, ISTOK (Russia)
Maxim Yu. Deryugin, Russian Federal Nuclear Ctr. (Russia)
Sergey A. Novikov, Russian Federal Nuclear Ctr. (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4969:
Laser Resonators and Beam Control VI
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton, Editor(s)

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