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A long-pulse, high-energy, narrow-band width CO2 lasers for doppler wind LIDAR Applications

Year: 1990

Authors: Barbini R., Belli P.L., Bitelli G., D’Amato F., Giorgi M., Galletti E., Stucchi E., Ferrario A.

Autors Affiliation: ENEA- Frascati, Us Fis applicata, Dipartimento TIB, CP 65, I-00044 Rome Italy; Quanta Systems I-20157 Milan, Italy; CISE I-20134, Milan, Italy

Abstract: In this paper the realization is described of CO2 laser with high energy (almost-equal-to-10J/pulse), long pulses (almost-equal-to-2-mu-s) and narrow bandwith (almost-equal-to 200-kHz), using suitable discharge device (Lumonics 602) and cavity configuration (modified self-filtering unstable resonator). The theoretical considerations which led to these choices are also discussed and the results obtained are shown.

Journal/Review: NUOVO CIMENTO DELLA SOCIETA ITALIANA DI FISICA D-CONDENSED MATTER ATOMIC MOLECULAR AND CHEMICAL PHYSICS FLUIDS PLASMAS BIOPHYSICS

Volume: 12 (12)      Pages from: 1633  to: 1639

KeyWords: Laser systems and laser beam optics; Unstable resonator; TEA CO2 laser; Doppler LIDAR
DOI: 10.1007/BF02451263

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