Summary form only given, as follows. The authors review recent work on the use of RF discharges in the excitation of gas lasers. Basic RF discharge properties are seen to play a crucial role in diffusion-cooled lasers, particularly in the context of stability under high-power loading, switching, parameter optimization, and compatibility with novel resonator formats.
|Title of host publication||CLEO 88 Conf Lasers Electro Opt 1988 Tech Dig Ser Vol 7|
|Publication status||Published - 1988|