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Studies of CW lasing action in CO2-CO, N2O-CO, CO2-H2O, and N2O-H2O mixtures pumped by blackbody radiationA proof of principle experiment to evaluate the efficacy of CO and H2O in increasing the power output for N2O and CO2 lasing mixtures has been conducted and theoretically analyzed for a blackbody radiation-pumped laser. The results for N2O-CO, CO2-CO, N2O-H2O and CO2-H2O mixtures are presented. Additions of CO to the N2O lasant increased power up to 28 percent for N2O laser mixtures, whereas additions of CO to the CO2 lasant, and the addition of H2O to both the CO2 and N2O lasants, resulted in decreased output power.
Document ID
19890026831
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Abel, Robert W. (Washington Univ. Seattle, WA, United States)
Christiansen, Walter H. (Washington Univ. Seattle, WA, United States)
Li, Jian-Guo (Washington, University Seattle, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1988
Publication Information
Publication: IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Volume: 24
ISSN: 0018-9197
Subject Category
LASERS AND MASERS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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