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22 September 1987 Medium Repetition Rate TEA Laser For Industrial Applications
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Proceedings Volume 0801, High Power Lasers: Sources, Laser-Material Interactions, High Excitations, and Fast Dynamics; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.941252
Event: Fourth International Symposium on Optical and Optoelectronic Applied Sciences and Engineering, 1987, The Hague, Netherlands
Abstract
The design and performance of an inexpensive compact repetitively pulsed TEA CO2 laser is described. The device uses a modified corona preionization technique and a fast transverse gas flow to achieve high repetition rates. An output energy of 500 mJ per pulse and an out-put power of 6.2W at 40Hz have been obtained. Due to the small energy needed for preionization, the efficiency of the device is high, whereas the gas dissociation is low when compared with commercial laser systems. This results in the relatively small fresh laser gas exchange of 20 ltr h-1 for long term operation.
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Bruno Walter "Medium Repetition Rate TEA Laser For Industrial Applications", Proc. SPIE 0801, High Power Lasers: Sources, Laser-Material Interactions, High Excitations, and Fast Dynamics, (22 September 1987); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.941252
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