Abstract

A steady-state CO2 laser model is reported which can be used to predict and evaluate the performance of cw slow-flow and no-flow CO2 lasers. Traditional CO2 laser models require the solution of several simultaneous differential equations and can be used to model pulsed and fast-flow lasers in addition to cw and slow-flow devices. The model reported here is computationally simpler, requiring only a routine to solve one equation in one unknown, but is only useful for lasers which operate in the steady state.

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