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6 October 2003 Light-induced cooling of active medium of CW TEA CO2 laser
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Proceedings Volume 5137, International Conference on Lasers, Applications, and Technologies 2002: Advanced Lasers and Systems; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.517995
Event: International Conference on Lasers, Applications, and Technologies 2002, 2002, Moscow, Russian Federation
Abstract
In the present paper a gas kinetic temperature change of active medium of high-power TEA CO2 laser that is conditioned by a self-influence of laser radiation on plasma parameters, is investigated. The active medium was pumped by a self-sustained transverse glow discharge. The gas kinetic temperature Tg of plasma has been deduced from the half-width of rotationally unresolved spectral bands of the (2+)N2. It is shown that the laser radiation propagation through the inverse medium causes a cooling of the active medium. The degree of the gas mixture cooling δTg≈5K at W~2.2 W/2.2 W/cm3 and δTg≈60 K at W~4.4 W/cm3. We suppose that the effect of the active medium cooling is connected with the change of a kinetic of V-T relaxation in asymmetrical mode of the active medium cooling is connected with the change of a kinetic of V-T relaxation in asymmetrical mode of the active medium cooling is connected with with the change of a kinetic of V-T relaxation in asymmetrical mode of vibrationally-excited CO2 molecule when the lasing takes place in the laser resonator. Analytical estimation of light-induced temperature change δT*g of fast-flow TEA CO2-laser active medium are compared with the experimental ones.
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Viktor V. Azharonok, Irina I. Filatova, and Vladimir D. Shimanovich "Light-induced cooling of active medium of CW TEA CO2 laser", Proc. SPIE 5137, International Conference on Lasers, Applications, and Technologies 2002: Advanced Lasers and Systems, (6 October 2003); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.517995
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