Translator Disclaimer
Paper
20 September 2004 Continuous-wave electrically excited carbon monoxide laser operating on first overtone infrared bands: 2.5- to 4.0-microns kinetic modeling and design
Author Affiliations +
Proceedings Volume 5448, High-Power Laser Ablation V; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.555424
Event: High-Power Laser Ablation, 2004, Taos, New Mexico, United States
Abstract
The kinetic modeling and design of a carbon monoxide (CO) gas laser is presented. In contrast to the more widely known fundamental band CO laser, this laser is designed to operate on the first overtone bands, the Δν = 2 vibrational quantum transitions. Lasing on these bands is known to produce multi-line output at wavelengths from 2.5 microns to beyond 4.0 microns in the infrared. The present study is to develop a compact, wall-cooled CO overtone laser, that can develop average powers O[100 W]. A kinetic modeling code has been developed to guide the design, and to calculate both continuous wave (c.w.) and Q-switched performance. There are distinct advantages in Q-switched operation of this laser, which is potentially one of the few truly efficient lasers scalable to very high average powers.
© (2004) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Igor V. Adamovich, Matthew Goshe, Walter R. Lempert, Yuri Utkin, and J. William Rich "Continuous-wave electrically excited carbon monoxide laser operating on first overtone infrared bands: 2.5- to 4.0-microns kinetic modeling and design", Proc. SPIE 5448, High-Power Laser Ablation V, (20 September 2004); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.555424
PROCEEDINGS
22 PAGES


SHARE
Advertisement
Advertisement
RELATED CONTENT


Back to Top