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Optimization Of The Short Pulse Energy Extraction Efficiency In A Transversely Excited Atmospheric (TEA) CO2 Laser Amplifier
Author(s): R A Rooth; J A van der Pol
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Paper Abstract

The energy extraction from a TEA CO2 laser amplifier is optimized by using both multiline and multiple-pass amplification techniques. Special care was taken to keep the beam profile Gaussian. Multiple-pass amplification appears to be the best way to a significant increase in energy extraction efficiency. A maximum amount of energy of 9.7 J/ℓ was extracted at an efficiency of 4.3%, both values with respect to the volume of the beam inside the amplifier.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 1986
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0650, High Power Lasers and Their Industrial Applications, (21 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938081
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R A Rooth, Twente University of Technology (The Netherlands)
J A van der Pol, Twente University of Technology (The Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0650:
High Power Lasers and Their Industrial Applications
Dieter Schuoecker, Editor(s)

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