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1 January 2009 Effective way to minimize the initial spike energy in a pulsed TE CO2 laser
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Abstract
A novel method is provided in conventional TE CO2 laser configuration by utilizing a specially designed small capacitance in the UV preionization scheme and a carefully optimized pulser/sustainer discharge circuitry so that the initial spike energy in the laser pulse profile induced by gain-switch effect can be greatly reduced. An experimental illustration is given in which the initial spike energy in the laser pulse is suppressed to less than 3.5% of the total pulse energy while stable laser performance is maintained.
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Jin Wu, Donglei Wang, Chongyi Wan, and Shiming Liu "Effective way to minimize the initial spike energy in a pulsed TE CO2 laser," Optical Engineering 48(1), 014201 (1 January 2009). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.3065518
Published: 1 January 2009
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