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Abstract

Let us examine the well-known working-level scheme of carbon dioxide lasers (Fig. 29). This scheme was first proposed in the U.S.A. by Patel in 1964 [55]. The mechanisms whereby the CO2 laser levels are excited was investigated by many workers, and a detailed discussion of this mechanism is contained in a number of reviews [55-59] and original articles (see, e.g., [26]).

Keywords

Active Medium Pump Pulse Vibrational Level Population Inversion Lower Laser Level 
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© Consultants Bureau, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. G. Basov
    • 1
  1. 1.P. N. Lebedev Physics InstituteAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscowUSSR

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