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dc.contributor.author Von Bergmann, H
dc.contributor.author Forbes, A
dc.contributor.author Roberts, T
dc.contributor.author Botha, L
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-18T07:36:03Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-18T07:36:03Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Von Bergmann, H, et al. 2007. Influence of acoustic waves on TEA CO2 laser performance. Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 6346 en
dc.identifier.issn 0277-786X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/1008
dc.description http://spiedigitallibrary.aip.org/ en
dc.description.abstract In this paper the author’s present results on the influence of acoustic waves on the output laser beam from high repetition rate TEA CO2 lasers. The authors show that acoustic waves generated inside the cavity lead to deterioration in beam quality, decreased output energy, and an increase in pulse to pulse energy variation. The authors investigate the impact of gas mix on the acoustic behaviour, and present experimental results on laser performance across a range of gas mixtures. Solutions to the acoustic wave problem are presented together with experimental results. The influence of acoustic damping measures on laser gain are demonstrated showing a significant improvement in gain and output power at high repetition rates. The link between the pre-ionisation method employed and the acoustic wave impact on laser performance is discussed. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher The International Society for Optical Engineering en
dc.subject Acoustic waves en
dc.subject TEA CO2 lasers en
dc.subject Beam quality en
dc.subject Energy variation en
dc.subject Laser gain en
dc.title Influence of acoustic waves on TEA CO2 laser performance en
dc.type Presentation en


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