It is shown that application of an axially symmetric nonuniform high-frequency field (frequency 1 kHz to 25 MHz) to the positive column of the stationary discharge in a CO2 gas laser causes a contraction of the column and leads to a reduction in the power of the laser which may be explained by an increase in the gas temperature and the average electron energy and, also, by a reduction in the “effective” lasing volume.
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Belous, V.V., Kostin, V.N. Effect of a nonuniform high-frequency electric field on the plasma and some properties of a CO2 laser. Soviet Physics Journal 17, 490–493 (1974). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00891008
- Electron Energy
- Stationary Discharge
- Average Electron
- Positive Column
- Average Electron Energy