Accession Number : AD0719367

Title :   Double Discharge Excitation for Atmospheric Pressure CO2 Lasers,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT VALCARTIER QUEBEC

Personal Author(s) : Laflamme,Albert K.

Report Date : 24 JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The problems encountered in the electrical excitation of pulsed CO2 lasers operating at atmospheric pressure are briefly reviewed, with some solutions developed at the Defense Research Establishment Valcartier, and their limitations. A new approach, based on a double transverse discharge technique, has permitted the design of a 3.8 m long laser which delivered up to 9 J/pulse with a peak power of 12 MW. An output energy density of 5.5 mJ/cc of excited gas has been achieved. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS LASERS, CARBON DIOXIDE), (*INFRARED LASERS, POWER), GAS DISCHARGES, GAIN, CANADA

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE