Double Discharge Excitation for Atmospheric Pressure CO2 Lasers

Authors
  1. Laflamme, A.K.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
The problems encountered in the electrical excitation of pulsed C02 lasers operating at atmospheric pressure are briefly reviewed, with some solutions developed at the Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, and their limitations. A new approach, based on a double transverse discharge technique, has permitted the design of a 3.8 m long laser which delivered up to 9 J/pulse with a peak power of 12 MW. An output energy density of 5.5 mJ/cw. cm of excited gas has been achieved.
Report Number
REPR55/70 —
Date of publication
15 Nov 1970
Number of Pages
4
Reprinted from
Vol 41 No. 11, p1578-1581, Nov 70, Review of Scientific Instruments
DSTKIM No
71-01901
CANDIS No
8375
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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