Temperature perturbation model of the opto-galvanic effect in CO2-laser discharges

S. Moffatt, A.L.S. Smith

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Abstract

A detailed discharge model of the opto-galvanic effect in molecular laser gas mixtures is developed based on the temperature perturbation or discharge cooling mechanism of Smith and Brooks (1979). Excellent agreement between the model and experimental results in CO2 laser gas mixtures is obtained. The model should be applicable to other molecular systems where the OGE is being used for laser stabilisation and as a spectroscopic tool.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-70
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1984

Keywords

  • temperature perturbation model
  • opto-galvanic effect
  • CO2-laser discharges

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