Experimental characterization of RF-discharged open slab CO2 lasers

Year: 1995

Authors: Lapucci A., Rossetti F.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Largo E. Fermi, 6-50125, Firenze, Italy

Abstract: We have studied the properties of RF-discharge CO2 lasers based on a hybrid-guided free-space planar resonator. Such a resonator shows some advantages over totally guided slab lasers. These latter lasers proved to have an optimal power extraction but a poor transverse mode selectivity. On the contrary, the resonator with free-space boundary conditions on the wide transverse direction reveals a better mode selectivity and also the possibility of emitting on the fundamental mode, together with a power extraction only slightly lower than totally guided lasers. Moreover, our electrodes

Journal/Review: OPTICS AND LASER TECHNOLOGY

Volume: 27 (3)      Pages from: 167  to: 173

More Information: The authors are also grateful to P. Bianchi and M. D’Uva for their expert technical assistance.
KeyWords: Boundary conditions; Carbon dioxide; Electrodes; Laser modes; Laser resonators, Gas mixtures; Hybrid planar resonator; Laser mode selectivity; Radio frequency discharges; Slab lasers, Lasers
DOI: 10.1016/0030-3992(95)93637-7

Citations: 5
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