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Technology Trends in Low- to Medium-Power CO[sub]2[/sub] Lasers
Author(s): L. A. Newman; R. A. Hart
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Paper Abstract

Continuous technological progress has occurred in improving the operational lifetime, decreasing the size, increasing the output power and improving the reliability of low- to medium-power CO2 lasers. A summary of the progress which has led to the present state-of-the-art, along with a projection of future technological trends in low- to medium-power CO2 lasers, is presented. The summary includes a discussion of RF excitation technology, folded waveguide lasers and waveguide array technology.

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Date Published: 6 April 1987
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0737, New Developments and Applications in Gas Lasers, (6 April 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.939666
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L. A. Newman, United Technologies Research Center (United States)
R. A. Hart, United Technologies Research Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0737:
New Developments and Applications in Gas Lasers
Lee R. Carlson, Editor(s)

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