Accession Number:

AD0738684

Title:

A Pin-Electrode Atmospheric-Pressure CO2 Laser,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT VALCARTIER QUEBEC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-07-02

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

A 1.2-m-long transversely excited atmospheric-pressure TEA CO2 laser utlizing shower discharges is described and its operating characteristics as a function of voltage examined up to 60 kV. Pulse energies in excess of 2 J, peak powers in excess of 20 MW, and efficiencies up to 15 percent have been achieved. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE