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Author: Masamori Endo; Robert F Walter
Publisher: Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC, 2007
Series: Optical science and enginering, 121
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

Discusses the definition and properties of gaseous media along with its fluid dynamics, electric excitation circuits, and optical resonators. This book also discusses basic physics, characteristics,  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Masamori Endo; Robert F Walter
ISBN: 9780849335532 0849335531
OCLC Number: 475200887
Description: 556 s
Contents: PRINCIPLES OF GAS LASERS; K.M. Abramski and E.F. PlinskiIntroductionGas MediaSpectroscopy of GasesSpectral LinesGain ConditionsLaser Action-A Simple ModelLaser ResonatorsPumping TechniquesCooling SystemsReferencesFLUID DYNAMICS; Victor V.V. Malkov, A.V. Savin, and A.S. BoreishoCW Supersonic Gas LasersFlow Structure in the Laser Cavity after Mixing Nozzle BankOptical Quality of Flow in the Laser Cavity after Mixing Nozzle BankProblem of Mixing in the Nozzles of Supersonic Chemical LasersResonators of High-Power Supersonic Gas LaserPressure Recovery Systems for Chemical Supersonic Gas LaserReferencesOPTICAL RESONATORS; A.P. NapartovichIntroductionBasic Equations and MethodologiesTypes of ResonatorsGain Saturation and Mode-Medium Interaction EffectsReferencesELECTRIC CIRCUITS; V. KhukharevGeneral Aspect of Ionized Gas DischargeSelf-Sustained vs Non-Self-Sustained DischargesPulsing CircuitsPreionization TechniquesRadio-Frequency Excitation Circuits vs DC Glow DischargeReferencesELECTRIC DISCHARGE CO LASERS; A.A. IoninIntroductionHistorical RemarksMechanism of Formation of Inversion Population in Electric Discharge CO LaserSmall-Signal Gain and CO Laser SpectrumPulsed Mode of CO Laser OperationTheoretical Model of Electric Discharge CO LaserExperimental Research and Development of Fundamental Band CO LasersResearch and Development of Overtone CO LasersReferencesDC-EXCITED CONTINUOUS-WAVE CONVENTIONAL AND RF-EXCITED WAVEGUIDE CO2 LASERS; E.F. Plinski and K.M. Abramski Carbon Dioxide MoleculeRegular, Sequence, and Hot TransitionsIsotope Spectral DisplacementBasic Spectral and Gain Parameters of CO2 Laser MediumSealed-Off Conditions of a CO2 LaserThe CO2 Laser Structure-Mechanical, Electrical, and OpticalTuning and Single-Frequency OperationRF-Excited Waveguide CO2 LaserRF-Excited Waveguide CO2 Laser ArraysRF-Excited Slab-Waveguide CO2 LasersSealed-Off Diffusion-Cooled RF Transversely Excited All-Metal CO2 LasersTemperature DistributionsDynamics of the CO2 LaserDC or RF Excitation?Microwave Excitation of CO2 LasersSome Practical Formulas-Optical Properties of CO2:N2:He MixtureReferencesHIGH-POWER ELECTRIC CO2 LASERS; A.E. HillIntroduction and Historical BackgroundTechnical Discussion: Early DevelopmentsBasic Theory of Power ExtractionMaximizing Power or EfficiencyOptimal Use of Compressible Gas Dynamic EffectsOptimal Cavity DesignCavity Design Examples Pertaining to Continuous Transonic Flow Axial LasersSome Pressure Scaling ConsiderationsProduction and Control of Very Uniform, Large-Volume, High-Pressure Plasmas with Large Specific Power InputFirst 20 KW Class Compact LaserAlternative Means of Large-Volume, High-Pressure Plasma Stabilization''TEA'' Laser DevelopmentElectron Beam Ionized CO2 LasersControlled Avalanche Ionization LasersCompact Giant Single-Pulsed CO2 LasersCompact, High-Repetition Rate CO2 LasersCompact, Continuous, Controlled Avalanche Ionized CO2 LasersSpecial Problems Associated with Very High Continuous PowerMode-Media InstabilitiesSuggested Methodologies to Eliminate Mode-Media Interaction InstabilitiesPromising Areas of Development for the FutureReferencesHYDROGEN AND DEUTERIUM FLUORIDE CHEMICAL LASERS; H.W. Behrens and P.D. LohnOverviewPhysics and Chemistry of Combustion Driven Continuous Wave Chemical LasersFluid Mechanics of Chemical LasersModeling of Chemical LasersReferencesEXCIMER AND EXCIPLEX LASERS; S.I. YakovlenkoIntroductionRare-Gas Dimer LasersExciplex LasersPulse Repetition Discharge Exciplex LasersConclusionATOMIC IODINE LASERS; S.J. Davis, W.E. McDermott, and M.C. HeavenIntroductionBasic Physics of Atomic Iodine LasersPhotolytic Iodine LasersChemical Oxygen Iodine LasersCOIL DiagnosticsSinglet Oxygen YieldThe All Gas-Phase Iodine LaserElectric Oxygen Iodine LasersSummaryReferencesMETAL VAPOR LASERS; Nikola V. SabotinovIntroductionMetal Vapor Lasers, General PointsTypes of Metal Vapor LasersCopper LasersThe He-Cd LaserUV Copper Ion LasersReferencesOTHER GAS LASERS; K.M. Abramski and E.F. PlinskiIntroductionHe-Ne LasersIon LasersFar Infrared LaserThe Submillimeter HCN LaserXe LaserThe N2 LaserReferencesINDEX
Series Title: Optical science and enginering, 121


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