Pulsed operation of a 300W RF discharge excited planar waveguide CO laser with room temperature coolant

F. Villarreal, J. J. Wendland, D. R. Hall, H. J. Baker

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Abstract

Laser power capability, pulsing issues and beam quality issues associated with multi-line operation have been investigated for a carbon monoxide planar waveguide laser with a negative branch unstable resonator operating at room temperature, and producing output laser power of 300W.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-50
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - the International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume5120
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventXIV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers - Wroclaw, Poland
Duration: 25 Aug 200230 Aug 2002

Keywords

  • CO laser
  • RF discharge
  • Sealed-off
  • Slab
  • Waveguide

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