Compact High Repetition Rate CO2 TEA Lasers

@inproceedings{Cohn1989CompactHR,
  title={Compact High Repetition Rate CO2 TEA Lasers},
  author={D. Cohn and M. Hasselbeck and W. Affleck and R. Eldridge and T. Moser and G. R. Sasaki and T. Watson and P. Bailey},
  booktitle={Photonics West - Lasers and Applications in Science and Engineering},
  year={1989}
}
CO2 TEA lasers have been extensively developed at Hughes for a number of important military applications, including chemical defense, long range rangefinders, and uplink guidance control of projectiles. The devices are characterized by highly compact geometries using hermetically sealed, closed cycle gas flow with catalysts. Repetition rates are on the order of 200 Hz and output energies range from 100 mJ to to 300 mJ per pulse. Total prototype laser package volume and weight at the higher… Expand

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