Efficient long pulse TE-CO2 laser using magnetic-spiker sustainer excitation

P K Bhadani, R. G. Harrison

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Long pulse operation of a multijoule transverse-electric-CO2 laser using a magnetic-spiker sustainer excitation in conjunction with a pulse forming network is described. The laser has produced 4.5 J in a 5 µs long pulse at a high efficiency of ~10% from an active discharge volume of 416 cm3. The overall system is simple and reliable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5543-5545
Number of pages3
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1992


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