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Effective and simplified hybrid TEA laser design and operation

Scott, G. and Smith, A.L.S. (1984) Effective and simplified hybrid TEA laser design and operation. Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, 33 (2). pp. 99-101. ISSN 0946-2171

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Abstract

A compact hybrid TEA CO2 laser has been developed which, when operated with the low pressure section well below oscillation threshold, demonstrates that little cw gain is necessary to ensure single longitudinal mode (SLM) output pulses with peak power, energy and pulse shape approaching those of normal multi-mode operation. This has allowed reliable SLM operation to be obtained with a very short, wide bore rf-excited low-pressure section, making feasible simple single-mode, large-aperture TEA lasers with high peak powers and energies.