A SEALED HIGH-REPETITION-RATE TEA-CO2 LASER

Authors
  1. Pace, P.
  2. Lacombe, M.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
A compact atmospheric pressure CO2 laser utilizing a double-discharge technique has been constructed and operated at moderate repetition rates. With the addition of small amounts of hydrogen and carbon monoxide to the He-CO2-N2 gas mixture, sealed operational lifetimes exceeding 2XE6 pulses have been obtained. Operating in this mode, the output energy is about 250 mJ/pulse at repetition frequencies of 40-50 pulses/s.
Report Number
DREV-4092/78 —
Date of publication
15 Mar 1978
Number of Pages
43
DSTKIM No
78-00990
CANDIS No
81706
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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