Thermodynamics of Transiently Pumped CO2 Gas Laser Plasmas

Hasan, Mouayed Aziz (1989) Thermodynamics of Transiently Pumped CO2 Gas Laser Plasmas. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Pulsed CO2 lasers pumped by a self-sustained discharge have become very important and practical tools for materials processing. A high mean power pulsed CO2 laser overcomes the instantaneous power intensity limitations inherent in CW operation which restricts performance, especially in metal machining. Design requirements include: simplicity of construction, reliability, high efficiency, low operating voltage, uniformity of the output beam, and the ability to vary the output parameters over a wide range. A major aim of this dissertation is to provide a fundamental physical understanding and data that will enable effective design.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Mechanical engineering, Thermodynamics
Date of Award: 1989
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1989-76841
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 09:32
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 09:32

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