High efficiency XeCl laser with spiker and magnetic isolation

Fisher, Charles H.; Kushner, Mark J.; DeHart, Terence E.; McDaniel, John P.; Petr, Rodney A.; Ewing, J. J.
June 1986
Applied Physics Letters;6/9/1986, Vol. 48 Issue 23, p1574
Academic Journal
High efficiency x-ray preionized discharge XeCl laser excitation has been achieved by combining spiker/sustainer excitation techniques with a simple and reliable magnetic isolator. The troublesome rail-gap switch has been eliminated by using the laser discharge itself as the switch. An efficiency of 4% with 2.7 J optical energy was demonstrated.


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