Solid-state switched small TEA CO2 laser

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

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A corona pre-ionized, solid-state switched transverse, electric, atmospheric CO2 laser has been developed. This small aperture, low repetition rate laser can produce 114 mJ optical pulses from a discharge volume of 15.6 cm3, with an energy efficiency of 12.7%. The device is driven by a simple inexpensive solid-state exciter, which uses a series stack of thyristors, to provide an output efficiency similar to that produced by a conventional thyratron circuit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)342-345
Number of pages4
JournalMeasurement Science and Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1991


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