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13 September 2002 High-power CO lasers and some recent applications
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Proceedings Volume 4760, High-Power Laser Ablation IV; (2002)
Event: International Symposium on High-Power Laser Ablation 2002, 2002, Taos, New Mexico, United States
The electric-discharge-excited carbon monoxide laser is one of the most efficient laser sources known that is scalable to very high continuous wave powers. We review work at Ohio State where such lasers are used to excite flowing molecular gas plasmas, in mixtures of CO and other diatomic gases, including air. These plasmas are stable, diffuse, and can be operated at high gas pressures and low gas kinetic temperature. They are being employed for various plasma chemistry applications. Recent results are presented in which such an optically pumped plasma reactor is used to synthesize single-walled carbon nanotubes, which show surprising order and alignment.
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J. William Rich, Elke Ploenjes, Peter Palm, and Igor Adamovich "High-power CO lasers and some recent applications", Proc. SPIE 4760, High-Power Laser Ablation IV, (13 September 2002);


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