Important features of an industrial CO2 laser to be considered during design are pointed out. An excellent overall efficiency of this laser is reported. Additional requirements are listed which allow for successful integration of laser technology in industry. Differences between DC and RF excitation are discussed.
A. P. Schwarzenbach,
U. W. Hunziker,
"Industrial CO2 Laser With High Overall Efficiency", Proc. SPIE 1020, High Power CO2 Laser Systems and Applications, (24 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950048; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950048