Abstract

We report here the operation of a UV pre-ionised mini-TEA CO2 laser where the use of an external switch has been dispensed with. This was rendered possible by making the preioniser spark array play a dual role- that of a switch as well as of a source of UV photons that pre-conditioned the inter-electrode volume.

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  1. H. Tanaka , H. Hatanaka , and M. Obara , “ High-efficiency, all-solid-state exciters for high-repetition-rated, high-power TEA CO 2 lasers ,” Rev. Sci. Instrum.   61 , 2092 – 2096 ( 1990 ).
    [Crossref]
  2. A. Sylvan , P. K. Bhadani , and R. G. Harrison , “ A photoswitched small TEA CO 2 laser ,” Meas. Sci. Technol.   3 , 200 – 203 ( 1992 ).
    [Crossref]
  3. K. Jayaram and A. J. Alcock , “ X-ray initiated high pressure glow discharges ,” Appl. Phys. Lett.   46 , 636 – 638 ( 1985 ).
    [Crossref]
  4. V. P. Singal , R. Vijayan , B. S. Narayan , D. J. Biswas , and U. Nundy , “ A highly efficient electron beam controlled switchless multi-joule TEA CO 2 laser ,” Inf. Phys. Technol   44 , 69 – 73 ( 2003 ).
    [Crossref]
  5. M. Kumar , P. Choudhary , K. Rama Rao , L. B. Rana , C. P. Paul , and A. K. Nath , “ Development of a high repetition rate TEA CO 2 laser ,” presented at the National Laser Symposium, Indore, India, 6-8 Feb. 1997 .

2003 (1)

V. P. Singal , R. Vijayan , B. S. Narayan , D. J. Biswas , and U. Nundy , “ A highly efficient electron beam controlled switchless multi-joule TEA CO 2 laser ,” Inf. Phys. Technol   44 , 69 – 73 ( 2003 ).
[Crossref]

1992 (1)

A. Sylvan , P. K. Bhadani , and R. G. Harrison , “ A photoswitched small TEA CO 2 laser ,” Meas. Sci. Technol.   3 , 200 – 203 ( 1992 ).
[Crossref]

1990 (1)

H. Tanaka , H. Hatanaka , and M. Obara , “ High-efficiency, all-solid-state exciters for high-repetition-rated, high-power TEA CO 2 lasers ,” Rev. Sci. Instrum.   61 , 2092 – 2096 ( 1990 ).
[Crossref]

1985 (1)

K. Jayaram and A. J. Alcock , “ X-ray initiated high pressure glow discharges ,” Appl. Phys. Lett.   46 , 636 – 638 ( 1985 ).
[Crossref]

Alcock, A. J.

K. Jayaram and A. J. Alcock , “ X-ray initiated high pressure glow discharges ,” Appl. Phys. Lett.   46 , 636 – 638 ( 1985 ).
[Crossref]

Bhadani, P. K.

A. Sylvan , P. K. Bhadani , and R. G. Harrison , “ A photoswitched small TEA CO 2 laser ,” Meas. Sci. Technol.   3 , 200 – 203 ( 1992 ).
[Crossref]

Biswas, D. J.

V. P. Singal , R. Vijayan , B. S. Narayan , D. J. Biswas , and U. Nundy , “ A highly efficient electron beam controlled switchless multi-joule TEA CO 2 laser ,” Inf. Phys. Technol   44 , 69 – 73 ( 2003 ).
[Crossref]

Choudhary, P.

M. Kumar , P. Choudhary , K. Rama Rao , L. B. Rana , C. P. Paul , and A. K. Nath , “ Development of a high repetition rate TEA CO 2 laser ,” presented at the National Laser Symposium, Indore, India, 6-8 Feb. 1997 .

Harrison, R. G.

A. Sylvan , P. K. Bhadani , and R. G. Harrison , “ A photoswitched small TEA CO 2 laser ,” Meas. Sci. Technol.   3 , 200 – 203 ( 1992 ).
[Crossref]

Hatanaka, H.

H. Tanaka , H. Hatanaka , and M. Obara , “ High-efficiency, all-solid-state exciters for high-repetition-rated, high-power TEA CO 2 lasers ,” Rev. Sci. Instrum.   61 , 2092 – 2096 ( 1990 ).
[Crossref]

Jayaram, K.

K. Jayaram and A. J. Alcock , “ X-ray initiated high pressure glow discharges ,” Appl. Phys. Lett.   46 , 636 – 638 ( 1985 ).
[Crossref]

Kumar, M.

M. Kumar , P. Choudhary , K. Rama Rao , L. B. Rana , C. P. Paul , and A. K. Nath , “ Development of a high repetition rate TEA CO 2 laser ,” presented at the National Laser Symposium, Indore, India, 6-8 Feb. 1997 .

Narayan, B. S.

V. P. Singal , R. Vijayan , B. S. Narayan , D. J. Biswas , and U. Nundy , “ A highly efficient electron beam controlled switchless multi-joule TEA CO 2 laser ,” Inf. Phys. Technol   44 , 69 – 73 ( 2003 ).
[Crossref]

Nath, A. K.

M. Kumar , P. Choudhary , K. Rama Rao , L. B. Rana , C. P. Paul , and A. K. Nath , “ Development of a high repetition rate TEA CO 2 laser ,” presented at the National Laser Symposium, Indore, India, 6-8 Feb. 1997 .

Nundy, U.

V. P. Singal , R. Vijayan , B. S. Narayan , D. J. Biswas , and U. Nundy , “ A highly efficient electron beam controlled switchless multi-joule TEA CO 2 laser ,” Inf. Phys. Technol   44 , 69 – 73 ( 2003 ).
[Crossref]

Obara, M.

H. Tanaka , H. Hatanaka , and M. Obara , “ High-efficiency, all-solid-state exciters for high-repetition-rated, high-power TEA CO 2 lasers ,” Rev. Sci. Instrum.   61 , 2092 – 2096 ( 1990 ).
[Crossref]

Paul, C. P.

M. Kumar , P. Choudhary , K. Rama Rao , L. B. Rana , C. P. Paul , and A. K. Nath , “ Development of a high repetition rate TEA CO 2 laser ,” presented at the National Laser Symposium, Indore, India, 6-8 Feb. 1997 .

Rama Rao, K.

M. Kumar , P. Choudhary , K. Rama Rao , L. B. Rana , C. P. Paul , and A. K. Nath , “ Development of a high repetition rate TEA CO 2 laser ,” presented at the National Laser Symposium, Indore, India, 6-8 Feb. 1997 .

Rana, L. B.

M. Kumar , P. Choudhary , K. Rama Rao , L. B. Rana , C. P. Paul , and A. K. Nath , “ Development of a high repetition rate TEA CO 2 laser ,” presented at the National Laser Symposium, Indore, India, 6-8 Feb. 1997 .

Singal, V. P.

V. P. Singal , R. Vijayan , B. S. Narayan , D. J. Biswas , and U. Nundy , “ A highly efficient electron beam controlled switchless multi-joule TEA CO 2 laser ,” Inf. Phys. Technol   44 , 69 – 73 ( 2003 ).
[Crossref]

Sylvan, A.

A. Sylvan , P. K. Bhadani , and R. G. Harrison , “ A photoswitched small TEA CO 2 laser ,” Meas. Sci. Technol.   3 , 200 – 203 ( 1992 ).
[Crossref]

Tanaka, H.

H. Tanaka , H. Hatanaka , and M. Obara , “ High-efficiency, all-solid-state exciters for high-repetition-rated, high-power TEA CO 2 lasers ,” Rev. Sci. Instrum.   61 , 2092 – 2096 ( 1990 ).
[Crossref]

Vijayan, R.

V. P. Singal , R. Vijayan , B. S. Narayan , D. J. Biswas , and U. Nundy , “ A highly efficient electron beam controlled switchless multi-joule TEA CO 2 laser ,” Inf. Phys. Technol   44 , 69 – 73 ( 2003 ).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

K. Jayaram and A. J. Alcock , “ X-ray initiated high pressure glow discharges ,” Appl. Phys. Lett.   46 , 636 – 638 ( 1985 ).
[Crossref]

Inf. Phys. Technol (1)

V. P. Singal , R. Vijayan , B. S. Narayan , D. J. Biswas , and U. Nundy , “ A highly efficient electron beam controlled switchless multi-joule TEA CO 2 laser ,” Inf. Phys. Technol   44 , 69 – 73 ( 2003 ).
[Crossref]

Meas. Sci. Technol. (1)

A. Sylvan , P. K. Bhadani , and R. G. Harrison , “ A photoswitched small TEA CO 2 laser ,” Meas. Sci. Technol.   3 , 200 – 203 ( 1992 ).
[Crossref]

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

H. Tanaka , H. Hatanaka , and M. Obara , “ High-efficiency, all-solid-state exciters for high-repetition-rated, high-power TEA CO 2 lasers ,” Rev. Sci. Instrum.   61 , 2092 – 2096 ( 1990 ).
[Crossref]

Other (1)

M. Kumar , P. Choudhary , K. Rama Rao , L. B. Rana , C. P. Paul , and A. K. Nath , “ Development of a high repetition rate TEA CO 2 laser ,” presented at the National Laser Symposium, Indore, India, 6-8 Feb. 1997 .

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The configuration of the spark array cum switch

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The laser head, the spark array cum switch and the pulser circuit.

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