TITLE

Optimization of the discharge characteristics of a laser device employing a plasma electrode

AUTHOR(S)
Nakamura, Kenshi; Yukawa, Nobuo; Mochizuki, Takehiro; Horiguchi, Shiro; Nakaya, Toshizo
PUB. DATE
December 1986
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;12/1/1986, Vol. 49 Issue 22, p1493
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discharge characteristics have been investigated of a laser device in which the surface-discharge plasma from a dielectric surface is used as a preionizer and an electrode, the plasma electrode. It is demonstrated that a highly homogeneous discharge can be obtained by optimizing the delay time of the main volume discharge with respect to the surface discharge. The output energy from the device used as a N2 laser is also discussed.
ACCESSION #
9821540

 

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