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X-ray preionization source for a pulsed HF chemical laser
Author(s): Pascale Prigent; Michel Huguet; Bernard Lacour; Henri Brunet
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Paper Abstract

A wide area x-ray generator working at relatively low pulsed voltage was carried out in order to preionize an HF laser discharge. This x-ray source is based on the use of a corona plasma cathode. With this device, preionization densities of about 108/cm3 in 1 bar argon and of approximately 107/cm3 in the 110 Torr laser mixture were obtained for a 30 ns FWHM x-ray pulse duration (corresponding to approximately 4 J of input energy). The operating characteristics of this corona x-ray generator are presented, as are the preliminary results on the x-ray preionization of the HF chemical laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1810, 9th International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (4 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.144651
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Pascale Prigent, Laserdot (France)
Michel Huguet, Laserdot (France)
Bernard Lacour, Laserdot (France)
Henri Brunet, Laserdot (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1810:
9th International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers

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