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Cathode materials for sealed CO2 waveguide lasers

Smith, A.L.S. and Shields, H. and Webb, A.E. (1983) Cathode materials for sealed CO2 waveguide lasers. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 19 (5). pp. 815-820. ISSN 0018-9197

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Abstract

Fourteen materials have been tested as cathodes for use in long-life sealed carbon dioxide lasers. With appropriate preprocessing and temperature of operation, a stainless steel and a platinum derivative have been found suitable.