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Experimental evidence of self-preionization in a nitrogen laser
Author(s): J. L. Sosa-Trujillo; Mayo Villagran-Muniz
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Paper Abstract

This work presents the construction and characterization of a low-pressure, self-preionized nitrogen laser with capacitive charge transfer excitation circuit. The design has the advantage of allowing easy changes in all the parameters, either of the electric circuit or the discharge tube, to obtain different beam dimensions and output efficiencies. Also shown is the dependence of output pulse width and energy (1 mJ maximum without optical cavity) on pressure, charge and transfer capacities and the length, shape and separation of the electrodes. The electrical and optical measurements show a preionization of the discharge that explain the high stability obtained.

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Date Published: 5 February 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2730, Second Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics, (5 February 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.231035
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J. L. Sosa-Trujillo, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
Mayo Villagran-Muniz, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2730:
Second Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics
Daniel Malacara-Hernandez; Sofia E. Acosta-Ortiz; Ramon Rodriguez-Vera; Zacarias Malacara; Arquimedes A. Morales, Editor(s)

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