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Thyratron-switched, LC inverter, prepulse-sustainer, laser discharge circuit
Author(s): Thomas J. Pacala; Art Tranis; James B. Laudenslager; Fred Gordon Kinley
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Paper Abstract

A prepulse-sustainer discharge circuit for excitation of a xenon chloride laser is described. A single thyratron switch is used to initiate an electrical sequence which preionizes, prepulses and sustains the electric discharge in the laser. Important parameters within each of the circuits are calculated and the methods of implementation are given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1411, Pulse Power for Lasers III, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43620
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Thomas J. Pacala, Advanced Interventional Systems, Inc. (United States)
Art Tranis, Advanced Interventional Systems, Inc. (United States)
James B. Laudenslager, Advanced Interventional Systems, Inc. (United States)
Fred Gordon Kinley, Advanced Interventional Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1411:
Pulse Power for Lasers III
G. Glen McDuff, Editor(s)

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