Transverse RF excited, table-top, fast-axial-flow CO laser with 1-kW output power

G. Yu, H. J. Baker, P. P. Vitruk, D. R. Hall

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Abstract

Experiments on RF discharge characteristics and lasing performance were carried out using a table top configuration, cryogenically cooled laser using an uprated 27-MHz generator supplying over 5-kW RF input power. The RF electrode shape and position relative to the discharge tube has been found to influence laser performance. A maximum output power of 1.08 kW has been attained from a plane-concave resonator at 105 Torr, 7.6 g/s mass flow, gas inlet temperature of 145 K, and RF input power of 34 W/cm3, corresponding to a 28% conversion efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1994 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe
Pages261-262
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Event1994 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 28 Aug 19942 Sep 1994

Conference

Conference1994 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period28/08/942/09/94

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