Development of a formed-ferrite flash plasma light source for gas laser applications

Watanabe, K.; Kashiwabara, S.; Fujimoto, R.
March 1987
Applied Physics Letters;3/16/1987, Vol. 50 Issue 11, p629
Academic Journal
A new type of plasma light source using amorphous filaments formed on ferrite substrates has been developed for application to gas laser excitation and preionization. A formed filament acts as a leading guide to produce a long-distance, high-current discharge plasma which emits hard ultraviolet photons. The plasma production mechanism and technological advantages over conventional ways of producing plasmas of the formed-ferrite flash are described.


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