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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 1 — Jan. 8, 2007
  • pp: 129–136

Switching of a TEA CO2 laser with its own UV emitting parallel spark channels

J. Padma Nilaya, Pallavi Raote, Gautam Patil, and Dhruba J. Biswas  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 1, pp. 129-136 (2007)

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The efficient operation of a TEA CO2 laser wherein the parallel spark channel preioniser of the laser itself functioned as a switch is reported. Simultaneous closure of the parallel gaps without an external switch has been achieved by ballasting them with mutually coupled inductances. The repetitive operation capability of such a laser is also discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3470) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, carbon dioxide
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 9, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 15, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 19, 2006
Published: January 8, 2007

J. P. Nilaya, Pallavi Raote, Gautam Patil, and Dhruba J. Biswas, "Switching of a TEA CO2 laser with its own UV emitting parallel spark channels," Opt. Express 15, 129-136 (2007)

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