Influence of the electric field frequency on the performance of a RF excited CO2 waveguide laser

V.N. Ochkin, W.J. Witteman, B.I. Ilukhin, I.V. Kochetov, P.J.M. Peters, Yu.B. Udalov, S.N. Tskhai

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)
95 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

An analysis is presented of the effect of the RF frequency on the active media of CO2 waveguide lasers. It is found that the characteristics are improved with increasing RF frequency because the space charge sheath width decreases with increasing excitation frequency. We also found that the sheath width decreases with the discharge current; this fact was never discussed before. The higher the exciting frequency the higher is the maximum input power of the discharge in the stable low current mode. It is attractive to extend the input power while keeping the discharge in this mode. Finally, a stabilizing excitation technique is described for the inherent unstable region of the discharge.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575-584
Number of pages10
JournalApplied physics B: Lasers and optics
Volume63
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Keywords

  • METIS-128445
  • IR-85921

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Influence of the electric field frequency on the performance of a RF excited CO2 waveguide laser'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this