4 April 1997 1 kW slab CO2 laser excited by a self-excited rf generator
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Proceedings Volume 3092, XI International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference; (1997); doi: 10.1117/12.270191
Event: XI International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High Power Laser Conference, 1996, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Abstract
A 100 MHz rf discharge excited slab carbon-dioxide laser with the near diffraction limited output power of 1.07 kW and the efficiency of 12.6% was studied. The size, including the laser head and the rf generator, is 1/4 of the fast axial flow laser. The self-excited rf generator with a cavity resonator made the laser simple and compact. To determine the rf excitation frequency, the discharge characteristics were studied at both frequencies of 40 MHz and 100 MHz.
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Sachiko Kobayashi, K. Terai, Tohru Tamagawa, "1 kW slab CO2 laser excited by a self-excited rf generator", Proc. SPIE 3092, XI International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference, (4 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.270191; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.270191
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Radiofrequency generators

Carbon dioxide lasers

Electrodes

Lasers

Diffraction

Laser resonators

Cavity resonators

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