Cold Cathode Electron Beam Controlled CO2 Laser Performance.
AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB N MEX
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A cold cathode electron beam controlled CO2 laser has been upgraded. Several methods were investigated to improve the laser performance and reliability. Subsequently, laser output energy was increased from an average of 40 joules to a maximum in excess of 120 Joules. Experiments were performed to determine or modify the beam characteristics. Areas such as beam divergence, beam polarization, and pulse shaping were investigated. Author
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