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Efficient e-beam sustained Ar:Xe laser
Author(s): Hako Botma; Peter J. M. Peters; Wilhelmus J. Witteman
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Paper Abstract

An efficient atomic Xe laser pumped by a combination of an e-beam and an electric discharge has been made. In the present study we investigated the laser operation as a function of gas pressure. The best results were obtained at a pressure of 7-8 bar under optimized excitation conditions. The specific output energy reached 10 J/l and the specific laser power 12 MW/1. The efficiency is about 2%. When both e-beam and sustainer current are present simultaneously the efficiency can rise to 7-9% in a 0.25 |?s interval.

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Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1397, 8th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25953
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Hako Botma, Univ. of Twente (Netherlands)
Peter J. M. Peters, Univ. of Twente (Netherlands)
Wilhelmus J. Witteman, Univ. of Twente (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1397:
8th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers

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