Tunable CO2-laser
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CO2-laser

Description

Waveguide RF excited tunable CO2-laser ZT series is designed for lasing in pulse-periodic mode in spectral range 9.2 — 11.5 µm. This is achieved by using of gas mixture with isotopic modifications of carbon dioxide 12С16О2 and 13С16О2. There are absorption lines of more than 90 chemicals like Freon's, NH3, С2Н2, Н2О, О3, СО2, N2О, NО2, HNO3, SF6 in the tuning range of CO2-lasers, including 13С16О2 isotope modification.

Maximum of average power on strong lines can be succeed 5 W.

The design of the heat exchangers expects both air and liquid cooling. In the power mode below 2 W of average power the air cooling can be used. Over 2 W liquid cooling must be applied.
"LaserGasTest PC Application" software is free of charge and included in package.
Technical characteristic of CO2-laser can be changed on the customer's request for the optimal results.

Applications:
— compact highly sensitive sensors of chemical compounds;
— lidar systems and complexes for mid-IR;
— molecular spectroscopy;
— sources for optical pump;
— frequency references for metrology and for calibration of wavelengthmeter;
— medical gas analyzer.

Specification

Characteristic Value*
Wavelenght 9.2 — 11.5 µm
Average power up to 5 W
Pulse power up to 30 W
Pulse repetition frequency up to 75 kHz
Pulse duration 3 — 250 µs
Beam quality (М2) 1.2
Dimensions 800 × 200 × 160 mm
Weight 18 kg
*technical characteristic of CO2-laser can be changed on the customer's request

Laser power of tunable CO2-laser at different wavelengths is shown in the table open the file

Boyko A. A., Karapuzikov A. I., Chernikov S. B., Spitcin V. V., Zenov K G., Kuznetsova I. B., Markelov A. A. 10–60 kHz operation mode of waveguide CO2-laser with wavelength selection option // 2016 International Conference Laser Optics (LO). IEEE – 2016. – P. R2-11
DOI: 10.1109/LO.2016.7549696

Boyko A. A., Karapuzikov A. I., Chernikov S. B., Spitcin V. V., Ponomarev Yu. N., Starikova M. K., Shtyrov M. Yu., Kuznetcova I. B., Tikhonyuk I. I., Miroshnichenko I. B., Miroshnichenko M. B., Karapuzikov A. A. Waveguide RF excited 13С16О2-laser tunable from 11.04 to 11.31 μm for lidar applications // Proc. SPIE 9292, 20th International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics, 929238 (November 25, 2014)
DOI: 10.1117/12.2075646