1 March 1996 Amplifying optical scheme in high-power continuous-wave industrial CO2 lasers
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Proceedings Volume 2713, Fifth International Conference on Industrial Lasers and Laser Applications '95; (1996) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.234170
Event: Fifth International Conference on Industrial Laser and Laser Applications '95, 1995, Shatura, Moscow, Russian Federation
Abstract
Wavefront aberrations and Gaussian beam profile distortions have been experimentally studied in the amplifier using carbon-dioxide:N2:He mixture as the active medium, with transverse flowing and about 5 kW power. As a pumping generator a laser with single-mode stable resonator and beam power close to 1 kW was used. The obtained experimental data were correlated with the estimated values of beam power and wavefront distortions caused by thermal deformations of reflection mirrors and optical nonuniformities in active medium. It has been shown that the amplifying scheme enables us to improve the beam quality with retention of industrial carbon-dioxide-laser high power, provided there exists the agreement between the amplified beam and amplifier parameters.
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Michail G. Galushkin, Vladimir S. Golubev, Oleg Alexeyevic Novodvorsky, Rafael Ya. Sagdeev, "Amplifying optical scheme in high-power continuous-wave industrial CO2 lasers", Proc. SPIE 2713, Fifth International Conference on Industrial Lasers and Laser Applications '95, (1 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.234170; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.234170
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