Accession Number:

AD0723359

Title:

Preliminary Measurements of a Transversely Excited Atmospheric Pressure CO2 Laser,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT VALCARTIER QUEBEC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-07-22

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The design parameters of a transversely excited atmospheric pressure CO2 laser using 1000 ohm ballast resistors are determined from a series of energy measurements. Peak powers of the order of 1 MWsq cm at the output window are achieved while the efficiency ranges from 3 to 5 plus or minus 0.3. Improvements based on geometrical and electrical considerations are also suggested. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE