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Frequency Chirp In A 10 ATM RF-Excited CO[sub]2[/sub] Waveguide Laser
Author(s): Stian Lovold
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Paper Abstract

The frequency chirp in a pulsed 10 atm continuously tunable rf-excited CO2 waveguide laser has been measured. The chirp, which is on the order of 100 MHz/μs, is caused primarily by the heating of the gas by the discharge. We find good agreement between our results and the theory.

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Date Published: 10 July 1987
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0701, 1986 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems and Applications, (10 July 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937043
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Stian Lovold, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (Norway)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0701:
1986 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems and Applications
Stefano Sottini; Silvana Trigari, Editor(s)

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