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
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1991

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Sylvan, A ; Bhadani, P K ; Harrison, R. G. / Solid-state switched small TEA CO2 laser. In: Measurement Science and Technology. 1991 ; Vol. 2, No. 4. pp. 342-345.
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Sylvan, A, Bhadani, PK & Harrison, RG 1991, 'Solid-state switched small TEA CO2 laser', Measurement Science and Technology, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 342-345. https://doi.org/10.1088/0957-0233/2/4/012

Solid-state switched small TEA CO2 laser. / Sylvan, A; Bhadani, P K; Harrison, R. G.

In: Measurement Science and Technology, Vol. 2, No. 4, 04.1991, p. 342-345.

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