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Excimer laser with sealed x-ray preionizer
Author(s): Vladimir V. Atjezhev; Sergey R. Belov; Viacheslav S. Bukreev; Serge K. Vartapetov; Alexander N. Zhukov; Ilnur T. Ziganshin; Alexander M. Prokhorov; Alexey E. Soldatkin; Dmitrii Yu. Stepanov
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Paper Abstract

An x-ray preionized excimer laser is described. For this laser, the special sealed metal- ceramic x-ray preionizer with cold cathode was constructed. The cathode was made from carbon felt and had 4 X 80 cm2 area. The discharge volume was 70 X 4 X 3 cm3 and on XeCl one provided the energy up to 2J in a pulse. In the same discharge chamber, the different types of preionizers (spark discharges, UV laser radiation) were investigated. It was shown that the output energy depends on the electron density uniformity rather than the electron concentration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1503, Excimer Lasers and Applications III, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46923
Show Author Affiliations
Vladimir V. Atjezhev, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Sergey R. Belov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Viacheslav S. Bukreev, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Serge K. Vartapetov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Alexander N. Zhukov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Ilnur T. Ziganshin, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Alexander M. Prokhorov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Alexey E. Soldatkin, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Dmitrii Yu. Stepanov, General Physics Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1503:
Excimer Lasers and Applications III
Tommaso Letardi; Lucien Diego Laude, Editor(s)

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