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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1967
  • pp: 1541–1543

The Use of a Multipath Cell as a CO2–N Gas Laser Amplifier and Oscillator

George J. Dezenberg and James A. Merritt  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 6, Issue 9, pp. 1541-1543 (1967)

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A multipath cell using a modified White mirror system has been operated as an amplifier and as an oscillator at the 10.6-μ CO2 transition of the CO2–N2 gas laser. An oscillator tube efficiency of 33% and an amplifier power gain of 8.7 have been obtained. With a specific gas mixture, the amplifier saturated output power is approximately one-half that of the maximum oscillator output.

© 1967 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 19, 1967
Published: September 1, 1967

George J. Dezenberg and James A. Merritt, "The Use of a Multipath Cell as a CO2–N Gas Laser Amplifier and Oscillator," Appl. Opt. 6, 1541-1543 (1967)

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