22 December 1998 Wide-aperture subnanosecond CO2 laser system
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Proceedings Volume 3574, XII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference; (1998); doi: 10.1117/12.334424
Event: Twelfth International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference, 1998, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Abstract
The construction of CO2 laser system generating a train of subnanosecond laser pulses with total train energy up to 5 J is reported. A record level of laser energy was obtained due to utilization of unique 5 X 5 cm2 aperture, 6 atm X- ray preionized CO2 amplifier. The estimations of individual pulses durations in the train are given. The prospective of upgrading of present configuration of laser system towards shortening of laser pulses duration and increasing the pressure of working gas mixture of the amplifier and its efficiency are discussed.
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Victor V. Apollonov, K. Kh. Kazakov, N. V. Pletnyev, Vladimir R. Sorochenko, Gennady A. Baranov, A. A. Kuchinsky, V. P. Tomashevich, "Wide-aperture subnanosecond CO2 laser system", Proc. SPIE 3574, XII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference, (22 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.334424; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.334424
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Picosecond phenomena

Carbon dioxide lasers

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