20 June 1989 Aerodynamic Stabilization Of Transverse Dc-Discharges For CO2 Lasers
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Proceedings Volume 1031, 7th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950496
Event: 7th International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, 1988, Vienna, Austria
Abstract
An original aerodynamic technique has been developped to achieve stable and uniform dc-discharges in wide rectangular channels. The discharge is spread out over the width of the laser channel by using parallel turbulent transverse flows (TTF). The technique insures stability and uniformity of the discharge without the need of a fine segmentation of the electrodes. Various experiments have been carried out in open and closed- gas cycles. At a pressure of 50 mbar, discharge power loading up to 6 W/cm3 has been obtained for a differential pressure limited to about 10 mbar. Experimental results are presented along with the design of a 3-kW laser.
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Henri Brunet, Henri Brunet, Denis Le Goff, Denis Le Goff, Michel Mabru, Michel Mabru, } "Aerodynamic Stabilization Of Transverse Dc-Discharges For CO2 Lasers", Proc. SPIE 1031, 7th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (20 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950496; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950496
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