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All-solid-state excitation circuit using saturable transformer for excimer laser excitation
Author(s): Kiyoshi Yatsui; Katsumi Masugata; Kazuma Kurihara; I. Satoh; H. Igawa; Go Imada; Takashi Sakugawa; Yasuo Kataoka; Kazuhiko Shibata; Masao Shigeta
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Paper Abstract

To reduce the load on switching devices, a new type of all-solid-state excitation circuit has been successfully developed, where only one GTO thyristor is utilized in the switching device and a saturable transformer is used as the magnetic pulse compressor. We have used a saturable transformer with a winding ratio of 1:7. The initial pulse of 5.5 kV, 1.7 kA, 1.0 kA/microsecond(s) was transferred to the output pulse of 32.7 kV, 8.7 kA, 282 kA/ns. Employing this circuit for XeCl-excimer laser, we have succeeded in lasing the output energy of approximately 30 mJ/pulse.

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: 10.1117/12.144672
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Kiyoshi Yatsui, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology (Japan)
Katsumi Masugata, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology (Japan)
Kazuma Kurihara, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology (Japan)
I. Satoh, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology (Japan)
H. Igawa, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology (Japan)
Go Imada, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology (Japan)
Takashi Sakugawa, Meidensha Corp. (Japan)
Yasuo Kataoka, Meidensha Corp. (Japan)
Kazuhiko Shibata, TDK Corp. (Japan)
Masao Shigeta, TDK Corp. (Japan)


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

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