A Sealed High-Repetition-Rate Tea-CO2 Laser,
DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT VALCARTIER (QUEBEC)
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A compact atmospheric pressure CO2 laser utilizing a double-discharge technique has been constructed and operated at moderate repetition rates. With the addition of small amounts of hydrogen and carbon monoxide to the He-CO2-N2 gas mixture, sealed operational lifetimes exceeding 2 x ten to the 6th power pulses have been obtained. Operating in this mode, the output energy is about 250 mJpulse at repetition frequencies of 40-50 pulsess.
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