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Experimental Research On High Power Gas Transport CO[sub]2[/sub] Lasers
Author(s): I. Ursu; V. Draganescu; I. Gutu; D. C. Dumitras
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Paper Abstract

The aim of this work is to report a new method to achieve a light weight, compact, high power CO2 laser which can be used in industrial applications. It is shown that a metallic cylinder with a relative small diameter (0.6 m) can assure the same flow velocity and cooling of the gas mixture like in previous systems using aerodynamic wind tunnels and special heat exchangers. The construction and operation of a gas transport CO2 laser with cylindrical geometry and two parallel electrical discharges are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1033, Trends in Quantum Electronics, (18 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950613
Show Author Affiliations
I. Ursu, Central Institute of Physics (Romania)
V. Draganescu, Central Institute of Physics (Romania)
I. Gutu, Central Institute of Physics (Romania)
D. C. Dumitras, Central Institute of Physics (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1033:
Trends in Quantum Electronics
Ioan Ursu, Editor(s)

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