First Advisor

Lee Casperson

Date of Publication

1988

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering

Language

English

Subjects

Carbon dioxide lasers, Optical wave guides

DOI

10.15760/etd.5641

Physical Description

1 online resource (76 p.)

Abstract

A novel design for a DC excited cw C02 metal waveguide laser has been developed in which a slotted hollow-cathode in a transverse discharge also doubles as a metal waveguide. This design has been implemented in a compact design that produces up to 1 watt of cw, 10.6 μm radiation. The discharge characteristics, laser gain and laser output has been studied as functions of various discharge parameters. The advantages of the new transverse discharge of the slotted hollow cathode geometry include low voltage, positive impedence and high optical gain. Overall efficiency is comparable with those of conventional longitudinal CO2 lasers. The output laser modes were very clean low order Gaussian modes.

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