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  • Vol. 10, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1971
  • pp: 141–143

CO2 Laser with Simultaneous Active and Passive Q-Switching

O. M. Stafsudd, O. Ersoy, and S. Pizzica  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 10, Issue 1, pp. 141-143 (1971)

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Experiments were performed on a CO2 laser using both saturable absorbing gas and slowly rotating mirror Q-switches. It was found that the saturating absorber essentially controls the pulse width and structure over a wide range of mirror rotation rates. A theoretical calculation is also reported. The CO2 laser and the absorber were both assumed to be two-level systems.

© 1971 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 10, 1970
Published: January 1, 1971

O. M. Stafsudd, O. Ersoy, and S. Pizzica, "CO2 Laser with Simultaneous Active and Passive Q-Switching," Appl. Opt. 10, 141-143 (1971)

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