Accession Number:

ADA052265

Title:

A Sealed High-Repetition-Rate Tea-CO2 Laser,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT VALCARTIER (QUEBEC)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE