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Generation and propagation of shocks in discharge-pumped excimer laser
Author(s): Kiyoshi Yatsui; Y. Joudai; Go Imada; Katsumi Masugata; Wataru Masuda
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Paper Abstract

Shock waves and disturbed gas generated by an excitation discharge in an excimer-laser cavity have been visualized by the shadowgraph technique. The influences of HCl and Xe concentration on the generation of shock waves have been investigated in a He/Ne gas mixture. At the higher HCl concentration, the distribution of gas density in the discharged region, where the gas is rarefied due to the expansion, seems to be strongly jagged, and the strong shock waves propagate toward the upstream and the downstream directions along the flow axis. At the lower HCl concentration even with the high Xe concentration, on the other hand, the density distribution in the heated column is fairly smooth and the shock waves are very weak. We have also successfully demonstrated the double-pulse glow discharge of a pulse interval of 200 microsecond(s) using a high-speed He-Ar gas flow of approximately 200 m/s. At the pulse interval of 100 microsecond(s) , however, the second discharge, which seems to be arc, occurs through the heated column which is swept downstream but still contains the waste products of the first discharge.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2502, Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers: Tenth International Symposium, (31 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.204905
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Kiyoshi Yatsui, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology (Japan)
Y. Joudai, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology (Japan)
Go Imada, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology (Japan)
Katsumi Masugata, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology (Japan)
Wataru Masuda, Nagaoka Univ. of Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2502:
Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers: Tenth International Symposium
Willy L. Bohn; Helmut Huegel, Editor(s)

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