Measurement of electrical characteristics and electron density in a fast discharge pumped XeCl excimer laser

Ford, J. E.; Meyer, J.; Houtman, H.
June 1986
Applied Physics Letters;6/16/1986, Vol. 48 Issue 24, p1639
Academic Journal
A novel, fast, transverse electric discharge circuit is used to pump a 5-atm XeCl* excimer laser. The measured discharge characteristics agree with values predicted from critically damped circuit equations. Interferometric measurements of the electron density, n, as function of time indicate a maximum ne =1.6×1015 cm-3 and suggest a constant electron drift velocity vd =1.3×106 cm/s.


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