Effective and simplified hybrid TEA laser design and operation

G. Scott, A.L.S. Smith

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Abstract

A compact hybrid TEA CO2 laser has been developed which, when operated with the low pressure section well below oscillation threshold, demonstrates that little cw gain is necessary to ensure single longitudinal mode (SLM) output pulses with peak power, energy and pulse shape approaching those of normal multi-mode operation. This has allowed reliable SLM operation to be obtained with a very short, wide bore rf-excited low-pressure section, making feasible simple single-mode, large-aperture TEA lasers with high peak powers and energies.
LanguageEnglish
Pages99-101
Number of pages2
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1984

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Keywords

  • TEA laser design
  • operation
  • CO2 laser

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Scott, G. ; Smith, A.L.S. / Effective and simplified hybrid TEA laser design and operation. In: Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics. 1984 ; Vol. 33, No. 2. pp. 99-101.
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