1 September 1994 Short-cavity high-repetition-rate CO2 laser
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
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, Wouter Klopper, Kalina Bagrova, Kalina Bagrova, Johan du Pisanie, Johan du Pisanie, Einar Ronander, Einar Ronander, Jan A. Meyer, Jan A. Meyer, Hubertus M. von Bergmann, 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:
JOURNAL ARTICLE
4 PAGES


SHARE
RELATED CONTENT

High-power fast-flow CO2 lasers
Proceedings of SPIE (August 09 1994)
New kind of efficient preionic long life time TEA CO2...
Proceedings of SPIE (September 29 1996)
Resonators for coaxial slow-flow CO2 lasers
Proceedings of SPIE (January 31 1991)
The laser plasma behavior of the RF exited CO2 laser...
Proceedings of SPIE (March 02 2005)
New Rf-Excited Multikilowatt CO2-Laser For Industrial Use
Proceedings of SPIE (September 21 1987)

Back to Top