Accession Number : AD0780839

Title :   An Excitation Circuit for TEA Grid Laser,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT VALCARTIER QUEBEC

Personal Author(s) : Lachambre,J. L. ; Gilbert,J. ; Cunningham,M.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A novel circuit employing a combination of inductive and capacitive elements designed to excite a double discharge grid-type TEA CO2 laser is described. The electrical and amplification characteristics of the excited medium have been measured. Small-signal gain coefficients up to 0.025/cm were achieved with an electrical energy density of 100 mJ/cc being supplied to the discharge. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Carbon dioxide lasers, *Excitation, *Pulse amplifiers, Circuits, Gas lasers, Barometric pressure, Gain, Canada

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE