1 December 2011 Effect of the operating characteristics parameters on the performance of a waveguide CO2 laser
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In this paper, the influence of the operating parameters on the performance of a waveguide-CO2 laser was investigated. The output power versus discharge current, gas pressure, and gas mixture ratio were measured using a different tube design. Also, it is observed that the laser output wavelengths vary as the discharge current changes. The obtained maximum powers are ∼14.5 W in a tube of diameter 3 mm and length 70 cm at the pressure 50 mbar, using the active medium with two discharge regions.
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Somayeh Mortazavi, Somayeh Mortazavi, Batol Sajad, Batol Sajad, Saeid Jelvani, Saeid Jelvani, Hedieh Pazokian, Hedieh Pazokian, Mohsen Montazerolghaem, Mohsen Montazerolghaem, Saeid A. Naeimi, Saeid A. Naeimi, } "Effect of the operating characteristics parameters on the performance of a waveguide CO2 laser," Optical Engineering 50(12), 124201 (1 December 2011). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.3659214 . Submission:
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