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Title: Reinjection laser oscillator and method

Abstract

A uv preionized CO/sub 2/ oscillator with integral four-pass amplifier capable of providing 1 to 5 GW laser pulses with pulse widths from 0.1 to 0.5 ns full width at half-maximum (FWHM) is described. The apparatus is operated at any pressure from 1 atm to 10 atm without the necessity of complex high voltage electronics. The reinjection technique employed gives rise to a compact, efficient system that is particularly immune to alignment instabilities with a minimal amount of hardware and complexity.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5258409
Application Number:
ON: DE82013611
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of document are illegible
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS; DESIGN; AMPLIFIERS; OSCILLATORS; POWER RANGE 1-10 GW; PULSE TECHNIQUES; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; GAS LASERS; LASERS; 420300* - Engineering- Lasers- (-1989)

Citation Formats

McLellan, E. J. Reinjection laser oscillator and method. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
McLellan, E. J. Reinjection laser oscillator and method. United States.
McLellan, E. J. Thu . "Reinjection laser oscillator and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5258409.
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abstractNote = {A uv preionized CO/sub 2/ oscillator with integral four-pass amplifier capable of providing 1 to 5 GW laser pulses with pulse widths from 0.1 to 0.5 ns full width at half-maximum (FWHM) is described. The apparatus is operated at any pressure from 1 atm to 10 atm without the necessity of complex high voltage electronics. The reinjection technique employed gives rise to a compact, efficient system that is particularly immune to alignment instabilities with a minimal amount of hardware and complexity.},
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place = {United States},
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month = {8}
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