Thermodynamic treatment of the optogalvanic effect in a CO2 laser

Year: 1991

Authors: Meucci R., Wang P.Y., Lapucci A.

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

Abstract: By using energy balance considerations, we analyze the optogalvanic effect in a cw CO2 laser. On the basis of our thermodynamic treatment, we find that the gas temperature in the discharge tube can be determined by means of this effect. The experimental results are in good agreement with the theoretical analysis.

Journal/Review: OPTICS COMMUNICATIONS (PRINT)

Volume: 83 (5-6)      Pages from: 327  to: 330

KeyWords: Electric Discharges; Thermodynamic Properties; Optogalvanic Effect; Lasers, Carbon Dioxide
DOI: 10.1016/0030-4018(91)90066-M

Citations: 1
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