TITLE

XeF laser pumped by high-power sliding discharges

AUTHOR(S)
Gross, R. W. F.; Schneider, L. E.; Amimoto, S. T.
PUB. DATE
December 1988
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;12/12/1988, Vol. 53 Issue 24, p2365
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We have developed a high-power XeF laser photolytically pumped by two surface discharges. The discharges slide along 760-mm-long by 12-mm-wide ferrite rods. They were energized by a single 6 μF capacitor at 50 kV in a fast discharge circuit. Each emitted up to 38 kW nm-1 cm-2 at 140 nm in 3-μs-long pulses. This powerful radiation source was used to photolyze mixtures of 450 Torr argon, 50 Torr nitrogen, and up to 12 Torr XeF2 in an active volume of about 1 l. We extracted a maximum specific laser output energy density of 8 J/l at 351 nm from the B–X transition of XeF.
ACCESSION #
9829119

 

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