A CO2 TEA laser was built which is excited by a single short discharge pulse without using any preionizing devices. The laser is tunable to more than 80 lines between 9.1 IJIM and 10.9 pm. Maximum output energies of 20 .11 and peak powers in excess of 100 MW were obtained. Laser radiation was also generated using N20, CO and HF.
"A Simple 100 MW Tunable CO2 TEA Laser Volumetrically Excited without Using Any Preionization," Optical Engineering 15(1), 150117 (1 February 1976). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7971900