1 March 1996 Slab waveguide rf-excited CO2 laser for material processing
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Proceedings Volume 2713, Fifth International Conference on Industrial Lasers and Laser Applications '95; (1996); doi: 10.1117/12.234235
Event: Fifth International Conference on Industrial Laser and Laser Applications '95, 1995, Shatura, Moscow, Russian Federation
Abstract
Results of investigations of output power and beam divergence for a slab waveguide rf-excited carbon-dioxide laser are presented. Laser output of range 200 W and efficiency about 10% in a beam with near-diffraction-limit divergence has been achieved. In the repetitive-rate mode, the pulsed power was more than twice as much as the average one in the cw mode. After beam shaping telescope, the total beam divergence of 2-3 mrad at the 0.8 power level has been obtained.
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Alexander I. Dutov, N. A. Novoselov, V. N. Sokolov, Alexei A. Kuleshov, "Slab waveguide rf-excited CO2 laser for material processing", Proc. SPIE 2713, Fifth International Conference on Industrial Lasers and Laser Applications '95, (1 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.234235; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.234235
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