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XeCl laser based on a three-electrode system of a double discharge formation
Author(s): Valeriy V. Borovkov; V. V. Voronin; Sergey L. Voronov; Boris V. Lazhintsev; Vladimir A. Nor-Arevyan; Gennadiy I. Feodorov
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Paper Abstract

The paper describes a three-electrode electric-discharge XeCl-laser, in which the discharge ignition takes place, when a high-voltage pulse is delivered to a middle control electrode, a capacitor bank of the main discharge is connected directly to two other electrodes. The three- electrode system of a double discharge formation provides a sequential in time breakdown of two discharge gaps followed by a general discharge current. The laser reached the high efficiency up to 3.7% with the fast commutation < 5% from the pump energy and a significant decrease of the load on the elements of the electric system of the laser pump supply.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3268, Gas and Chemical Lasers and Intense Beam Applications, (12 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308084
Show Author Affiliations
Valeriy V. Borovkov, Russian Federal Nuclear Ctr. (Russia)
V. V. Voronin, Russian Federal Nuclear Ctr. (Russia)
Sergey L. Voronov, Russian Federal Nuclear Ctr. (Russia)
Boris V. Lazhintsev, Russian Federal Nuclear Ctr. (Russia)
Vladimir A. Nor-Arevyan, Russian Federal Nuclear Ctr. (Russia)
Gennadiy I. Feodorov, Russian Federal Nuclear Ctr. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3268:
Gas and Chemical Lasers and Intense Beam Applications
Ernest A. Dorko; Jeffrey L. Moler, Editor(s)

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