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14 September 1998 Wide-aperture picosecond CO2 laser system
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Proceedings Volume 3343, High-Power Laser Ablation; (1998)
Event: High-Power Laser Ablation, 1998, Santa Fe, NM, United States
The construction of CO2 laser system generating a train of subnanosecond laser pulses with total train energy up to 5 J is reported. A record level of laser energy was obtained due to utilization of unique 5 X 5 cm2 aperture, 6 atm X- ray preionized CO2 amplifier. The estimations of individual pulses durations in the train are given. The prospective of upgrading of present configuration of laser system towards shortening of laser pulses duration and increasing the pressure of working gas mixture of the amplifier and its efficiency are discussed.
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Victor V. Apollonov, K. Kh. Kazakov, N. V. Pletnyev, Vladimir R. Sorochenko, Gennady A. Baranov, A. A. Kuchinsky, and V. P. Tomashevich "Wide-aperture picosecond CO2 laser system", Proc. SPIE 3343, High-Power Laser Ablation, (14 September 1998);


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