1 September 1994 Short-cavity high-repetition-rate CO2 laser
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We report on the construction and optimization of a TEA CO2 laser with a discharge volume of 15 cm3 and cavity length of 20 cm. Such a short cavity facilitates single longitudinal mode operation. A roots blower is employed to achieve the necessary gas flow rate for highrepetition-frequency operation in a compact design. Output has been obtained at 1 kHz and a stable discharge to a repetition rate of 2 kHz has been demonstrated. The laser is part of a program aimed at the development of an efficient laser system for molecular laser isotope separation. Additional applications in materials processing are envisioned.
Wouter Klopper, Kalina Bagrova, Johan du Pisanie, Einar Ronander, Jan A. Meyer, Hubertus M. von Bergmann, "Short-cavity high-repetition-rate CO2 laser," Optical Engineering 33(9), (1 September 1994). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.175690 . Submission:

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