Accession Number:

ADA149779

Title:

A 50-kw Electric-Discharge CO2 Laser,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

This report describes an electric-discharge carbon dioxide mixing laser which has been designed and constructed at MRL. The laser, which utilizes a plasma injection stabilized discharge in atmospheric-pressure nitrogen, delivers an output power of 50 kW for reservoir-limited durations of 3 seconds at an overall efficiency of 7. Additional keywords schematic diagrams charts continuous wave lasers high power ionization high pressure resonators gases electric power vacuum pumps control panels Australia. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE