Cathode materials for sealed CO2 waveguide lasers

A.L.S. Smith, H. Shields, A.E. Webb

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Fourteen materials have been tested as cathodes for use in long-life sealed carbon dioxide lasers. With appropriate preprocessing and temperature of operation, a stainless steel and a platinum derivative have been found suitable.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)815-820
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1983


  • carbon dioxide lasers
  • waveguide lasers
  • cathodes


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