Abstract

A multipath cell using a modified White mirror system has been operated as an amplifier and as an oscillator at the 10.6-μ CO2 transition of the CO2–N2 gas laser. An oscillator tube efficiency of 33% and an amplifier power gain of 8.7 have been obtained. With a specific gas mixture, the amplifier saturated output power is approximately one-half that of the maximum oscillator output.

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1948 (1)

H. J. Bernstein, G. Herzberg, J. Chem. Phys. 16, 30 (1948).
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1942 (1)

Bernstein, H. J.

H. J. Bernstein, G. Herzberg, J. Chem. Phys. 16, 30 (1948).
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Edwards, T. H.

Herzberg, G.

H. J. Bernstein, G. Herzberg, J. Chem. Phys. 16, 30 (1948).
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White, J. U.

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H. J. Bernstein, G. Herzberg, J. Chem. Phys. 16, 30 (1948).
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Figures (4)

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Fig. 1

Schematic drawing of the 10.2-cm inside diameter laser multipath oscillator.

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Fig. 2

Output power and tube efficiency vs number of paths for the 10.2-cm inside diameter laser multipath oscillator.

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Fig. 3

Output power and tube efficiency vs number of paths for the 7.7-cm inside diameter laser multipath oscillator.

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Fig. 4

Amplifier power gain vs number of paths for 7.7-cm inside diameter laser multipath amplifier.

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