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High-power SSD-based pulse nonchain HF(DF) laser
Author(s): Victor V. Apollonov; Konstantin N. Firsov; Sergey Yu. Kazantsev; Victor F. Oreshkin
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Paper Abstract

It is established that higher stability of a self-sustained volume discharge (SVD) without pre-ionization in mixtures of SF6 with hydrocarbons (deuterocarbons) is explained by higher surface density of cathode spots and the corresponding reduction of the current across a spot. It is shown that SVD may occur in mixtures of SF6 with hydrocarbons (deuterocarbons) without special systems for gas pre- ionization in extremely compact system of electrodes. Wide- aperture non-chain HF (DF) lasers with high radiation energy can be created on this basis. Such laser with the aperture approximately 20 cm provided the generation energy 190 J in the case of HF and 152 J in the case of DF and the electric efficiency 3 and 2.4 %, respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3343, High-Power Laser Ablation, (14 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321545
Show Author Affiliations
Victor V. Apollonov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Konstantin N. Firsov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Sergey Yu. Kazantsev, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Victor F. Oreshkin, General Physics Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3343:
High-Power Laser Ablation
Claude R. Phipps, Editor(s)

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