Pulsed RF Waveguide Studies Program.
Research and development technical rept. Jul 78-Apr 79 on Phase 1,
HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO CULVER CITY CA LASER SYSTEMS DIV
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The operation of a pulsed RF Waveguide CO2 Laser was successfully demonstrated. The efficient passive matching of the RF power supply to the laser head was achieved. Peak powers of up to 400 Watts with 150 nanoseconds pulsewidth were obtained at repetition rates of up to 20 kilohertz. Peak small signal gains of up to 2.7 percentcm were achieved. The pulsed laser was also run CW and thus mixed mode operation is feasible. Author
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