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High-power nonchain HF (DF) lasers initiated by self-sustained volume discharge
Author(s): Victor V. Apollonov; Konstantin N. Firsov; Sergey Yu. Kazantsev; Victor F. Oreshkin
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Paper Abstract

Initiation mechanisms of self-sustained volume discharge (SSVD) are analyzed in mixtures of SF6 with hydro-carbons (deuterocarbons). The possibility is shown to obtain SSVD in a large volume of SF6 and hydrocarbon (deuterocarbon) mixtures without preionization in the discharge gaps possessing high edge nonuniformity of electric field. The scaling characteristics of nonchain HF (DF) laser are investigated. The highest generation energy has been achieved, namely, 397 J for HF laser and 312 J for DF laser at the electric efficiency 3.8% and 3%, respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3574, XII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference, (22 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.334460
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. 3574:
XII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference
Anatoly S. Boreisho; Gennady A. Baranov, Editor(s)

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