Automatic impedance matching and opto-Hertzian effect in RF excited CO2 waveguide lasers

P. E. Jackson, K. M. Abramski, D. R. Hall

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We report the successful operation of a novel automatic impedance matching technique (AIM ing) and observations of the opto-Hertzian effect. The AIM ing system is capable of maintaining efficient RF power delivery to a CO2 waveguide laser over a wide range of operating conditions. The opto-Hertzian signal, produced by circulating laser power fluctuations and detected in the RF reflected power, has some interesting properties and may be used for laser frequency stabilisation. © 1988 Springer-Verlag.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-157
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Physics B: Photophysics and Laser Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1988


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