Accession Number:

ADA263102

Title:

Construction and Operation of a Gas Transport CO2 Laser

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN AEROSPACE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Report Date:

1993-04-02

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The construction and operation of a C02 gas transport laser with cylindrical geometry is presented. This work aims at small size and light weight gas transport laser at high output level. This has been accomplished by a single metallic cylinder for electric discharge, recirculation and the cooling of the gas mixture. More than 1kW laser power was obtained from a laser of the length of 1.45m, diameter 0.54m and cca weight 180 kg. Typical parameters were pressure 40 Torr, C02N2 He 1811, discharge current 8 A, efficiency 12, and laser spot 28 x 22mm sq.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE