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A high-repetition-rate chemical HF laser

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3 Author(s)
T. Jacobson ; Defense Research Establishment Valcartier, Courcelette, Que., Canada ; G. Kimbell ; D. Snelling

An HF chemical laser with a 10-cm-long active volume has been constructed for operation at high pulse repetition rates using TE excitation. Up to 7.2 W of quasi-CW power were produced at 1100 Hz. Powers as high as 160 mW were obtained on a single transition when the cavity was line tuned. The effect of sequential or cascade lasing was observed.

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IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics  (Volume:9 ,  Issue: 4 )