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Temperature perturbation model of the opto-galvanic effect in CO2-laser discharges

Moffatt, S. and Smith, A.L.S. (1984) Temperature perturbation model of the opto-galvanic effect in CO2-laser discharges. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 17 (1). pp. 59-70. ISSN 0022-3727

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Abstract

A detailed discharge model of the opto-galvanic effect in molecular laser gas mixtures is developed based on the temperature perturbation or discharge cooling mechanism of Smith and Brooks (1979). Excellent agreement between the model and experimental results in CO2 laser gas mixtures is obtained. The model should be applicable to other molecular systems where the OGE is being used for laser stabilisation and as a spectroscopic tool.