31 March 1995 Q-switched CO2 laser using intense pulsed rf discharge and high-speed rotating chopper
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Proceedings Volume 2502, Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers: Tenth International Symposium; (1995) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.204925
Event: Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers: Tenth International Symposium, 1994, Friedrichshafen, Germany
Abstract
A compact size high power Q-switched CO2 laser has been developed using a combination of intense pulsed radio frequency discharge excitation and a high speed rotating Q-switch chopper. Performance characteristics have been investigated in detail as functions of input discharge energy, Q-switching speed, pulse repetition frequency, laser gas composition and oscillation wavelength. Typical output characteristics for free running oscillation wavelength (10P20) show -500 kW pulse peak power, 170 mJ pulse energy, 250 ns pulse duration (FWHM) and 680 W average power at 4 kHz repetition frequency.
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Tatsuhiko Sakai, Naoya Hamada, "Q-switched CO2 laser using intense pulsed rf discharge and high-speed rotating chopper", Proc. SPIE 2502, Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers: Tenth International Symposium, (31 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.204925; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.204925
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