LONG-TERM OPERATION OF A SEALED WAVEGUIDE CO2 LASER

Authors
  1. Pace, P.
  2. Cruickshank, J.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
A mass spectrometer has been utilized to study the gas composition during operation of a CO2 laser using a BeO waveguide. The results indicate that the use of a drying agent to absorb water vapor has allowed us to achieve lifetimes in excess of 5000 h in sealed waveguide lasers.
Date of publication
01 Jan 1981
Number of Pages
4
Reprinted from
Review of Scientific Instruments, vol 52, no 10, 1981, p 1493-1496
DSTKIM No
82-01003
CANDIS No
35589
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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