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Discharge And Output Characteristics Of CW-CO[sub]2[/sub] Laser With Auxiliary Glow-DC-Discharge
Author(s): Etsuo Noda; Setsuo Suzuki; Osami Morimiya
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Paper Abstract

A transverse-flow, cross-discharge cw-C02 laser with an auxiliary glow-DC-discharge was developed. The maximum input power increased twice to four times as large as that without the auxiliary discharge. A single-path resonator with 65 mm-aperture and a Z-path resonator with 45 mm-aperture were set up. The output power exceeding 3 kW was obtained for both type resonators with 40 cm-long-discharge area. We deduced an equation which gave the output power for the Z-path resonator. The calculated results agreed with the measured output power.

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Date Published: 28 July 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1042, CO2 Lasers and Applications, (28 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951257
Show Author Affiliations
Etsuo Noda, Toshiba R & D Center (Japan)
Setsuo Suzuki, Toshiba R & D Center (Japan)
Osami Morimiya, Toshiba R & D Center (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1042:
CO2 Lasers and Applications
James D. Evans; Edward V. Locke, Editor(s)

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