Theoretical Analysis of a Subsonic TE CO Laser

Mitsuhiro IYODA, Shunichi SATO, Katsuhiko KOMATSU, Takao ABE, Tomoo FUJIOKA
1982 The Review of Laser Engineering  
In a transversely excited (TE) electric discharge laser (CO EDL) with subsonic flow, fundamental laser characteristics have been theoretically examined by numerically solving the Boltzmann equation and rate equations. The effects of a gas flow are also taken into account in this model. The conditions for the calculations are based on the experimental data which were obtained at the small-scale laser facility. These calculations revealed the important role of the abundant N2 in a laser mixture
more » ... O/N2/He=4/32/64) which had been optimized in our experiment.
doi:10.2184/lsj.10.582 fatcat:6cdvd3m4dvhzlfdycrvir6qlei