Efficient helium-free multi-joule TE-CO2 laser using spiker-sustainer excitation

P K Bhadani, A Sylvan, R. G. Harrison

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Abstract

A highly efficient multi-joule output TE-CO2 laser has been developed using a spiker-sustainer excitation method. With helium-free laser gas mixtures 5-J laser pulses have been produced at a pressure of 400 mbar with an energy output efficiency of 22.6%. The addition of small amounts of hydrogen to the gas mix has been found to enhance laser performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages4
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume63
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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