Accession Number : AD0738684

Title :   A Pin-Electrode Atmospheric-Pressure CO2 Laser,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT VALCARTIER QUEBEC

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

Report Date : 02 JUL 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : A 1.2-m-long transversely excited atmospheric-pressure (TEA) CO2 laser utlizing shower discharges is described and its operating characteristics as a function of voltage examined up to 60 kV. Pulse energies in excess of 2 J, peak powers in excess of 20 MW, and efficiencies up to 15 percent have been achieved. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS LASERS, OPERATION), CARBON DIOXIDE, INFRARED LASERS, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, EFFICIENCY, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), CANADA

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE