A 5 cm single-discharge CO2 laser having high power output

G.J. Ernst, A.G. Boer

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A single-discharge self-sustained CO2 laser has been constructed with a gap distance of 5 cm. The system has a very simple construction; it produces a very uniform discharge with an output power of 50 Joules per liter for a CO2 : N2 : He = 1 : 1 : 3 mixture. The efficiency can be as high as 19%.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)221-222
JournalOptics communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1980


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