Processes resulting in average power limitations in high-repetition-rate pulsed lasers are studied. The description and performance of a CO2 laser with an average power up to 10 kW as well as of an optically pumped CF4 laser are given.
© 1980 Optical Society of America
V. Yu. Baranov, S. A. Kazsakov, D. D. Malyuta, V. S. Mezhevov, A. P. Napartovich, V. G. Nisiev, M. Yu. Orlov, A. I. Starodubtsev, and A. N. Starostin, "Average power limitations in high-repetition-rate pulsed gas lasers at 10.6 and 16 µm," Appl. Opt. 19, 930-936 (1980)