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25 January 2001 Modified overshoot mode of magnetic-spiker sustainer technology for multijoule TEA CO2 lasers
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Proceedings Volume 4184, XIII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.414075
Event: XIII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference, 2000, Florence, Italy
Abstract
A compact and efficient multi-joule TEA CO2 laser using the modified overshoot mode (MOM) magnetic-spiker sustainer (MSS) excitation technique is described, giving an enhanced laser performance at a significantly reduced spiker switching energy (typically ~5% of total input energy) necessary for producing a stable discharge. A laser output energy of 7.1J was obtained with an overall efficiency of ~13.5%. The implementation of this technique in a dual module 10J TEA CO2 laser is also successfully obtained, demonstrating the scalability of this technology to high pulse energy ( ³10J) systems.
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YunXin Tang and Robert G. Harrison "Modified overshoot mode of magnetic-spiker sustainer technology for multijoule TEA CO2 lasers", Proc. SPIE 4184, XIII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference, (25 January 2001); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.414075
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