Arc-assisted electric discharges in high-pressure carbon monoxide gas mixtures

Author(s): R. Crane ; A. Ghosh ; S. Tam
Sponsor(s): IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 December 1976
Volume: 12
Page(s): 776 - 778
ISSN (Paper): 0018-9197
ISSN (Online): 1558-1713
DOI: 10.1109/JQE.1976.1069081



Continuous arc-assisted electric discharges have been obtained in CO-Ar and CO-N2-Ar gas mixtures at pressures of about 0.1 atm and with maximum discharge loadings of 7.9 and 23 kW/ mole/s, respectively. The discharge technique appears suitable for adaptation to CW, high-power CO lasers.