Accession Number : AD0714440

Title :   Folded-Path Atmospheric-Pressure CO2 Laser,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT VALCARTIER QUEBEC

Personal Author(s) : Laurie,K. A. ; Hale,M. M.

Report Date : 19 MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A folded-path transversely excited atmospheric-pressure CO2 laser utilizing shower or brush discharges is described. The output pulse has an initial peak 0.4 microsec wide followed by a tail 2-3 microsec long. A peak power of 0.2 MW with 4.4 percent efficiency is obtained. By rotating one of the mirrors of the resonator the tail is eliminated, yielding a pulse 0.2 microsec wide of the same peak power. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS LASERS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), LIGHT PULSES, ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, GAIN, CANADA

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE