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High Power CO[sub]2[/sub] Laser Development Within The Eureka Project
Author(s): O. Marten; K. Du; P. Loosen; G. Herziger
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Paper Abstract

The results of our contribution to the first phase of the EUREKA project (EU-3) are discussed within this paper. Development of high power CO laser systems in the power range of 10 - 100 kw has been investigated theoretically concerning excitation techniques and resonator design. Rf-excitation of the active medium may have advantages due to high discharge stability and modulation bandwidth. Possible advantages and feasibility of an oscillator-amplifier system are discussed concerning beam quality, modulation capability, amplification length, and discharge efficiency. The oscillator-amplifier system appears to be an alternative to a oscillator system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1031, 7th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (20 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950495
Show Author Affiliations
O. Marten, Fraunhofer-Institut fur Lasertechnik (West-Germany)
K. Du, Fraunhofer-Institut fur Lasertechnik (West-Germany)
P. Loosen, Fraunhofer-Institut fur Lasertechnik (West-Germany)
G. Herziger, Fraunhofer-Institut fur Lasertechnik (West-Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1031:
7th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers
Dieter Schuoecker, Editor(s)

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