High brightness slab waveguide carbon monoxide laser

A. D. Colley, F. Villarreal, H. J. Baker, D. R. Hall

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Near diffraction limited output from a slab waveguide carbon monoxide gain medium using a hybrid confocal unstable resonator is described. A device producing a cw output of 80 W in a beam with M2=1.5 has been demonstrated operating with 12% efficiency at -30°C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2916-2918
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 1994


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