1 May 1991 Newly developed excitation circuit for kHz pulsed lasers
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Proceedings Volume 1412, Gas and Metal Vapor Lasers and Applications; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.43633
Event: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Science and Engineering, 1991, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
Pre-charging of peaking capacitors has been tested on a high-repetition-rate transversely excited atmospheric CO2 laser. The peaking capacitors, connected to the discharge electrodes, were divided into two blocks in series. One part was pre-charged by a DC voltage source and another part was pulse-charged. An efficiency of over 6% was obtained by only 7 kV pulse voltage, and was higher than that obtained in a charge-transfer-type circuit. A high repetition rate operation up to 1 kHz was demonstrated.
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Koichi Yasuoka, Akira Ishii, Tohru Tamagawa, Iwao Ohshima, "Newly developed excitation circuit for kHz pulsed lasers", Proc. SPIE 1412, Gas and Metal Vapor Lasers and Applications, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43633; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.43633
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