20 June 1989 High Power CO2 Laser Development Within The Eureka Project
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Proceedings Volume 1031, 7th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950495
Event: 7th International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, 1988, Vienna, Austria
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.
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O. Marten, K. Du, P. Loosen, G. Herziger, "High Power CO2 Laser Development Within The Eureka Project", Proc. SPIE 1031, 7th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (20 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950495; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950495
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