Measurement of Current Fluctuations in a 1 kW Gas Transport Laser

  • B. Walter
  • D. Schuöcker
  • M. Bohrer
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 15)

Abstract

A computer-controlled system has been developed to sample the current distribution and the current fluctuations of a transverse-flow gas-transport laser. With the aid of opto-coupler a current proportional voltage is generated and fed into a memory. It is shown that the current fluctuations depend mainly on the voltage ripple of the power supply, the turbulent gas flow and electrode sputtering.

Keywords

Molybdenum Coupler ZnSe 

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References

  1. 1.
    B. Walter: SPIE 455, 44 (1984)Google Scholar
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    D. Schuöcker, B. Walter: Inst. Phys. Conf. No. 72, 111 (1985)Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Walter
    • 1
  • D. Schuöcker
    • 1
  • M. Bohrer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Nachrichtentechnik und HochfrequenztechnikTechnical University ViennaViennaAustria

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