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Excimer KrCl (223 nm) laser with the efficiency of 1.0% and 0.7 J output energy
Author(s): Alexander M. Razhev; Andrey A. Zhupikov; Evgeny S. Kargapol'tsev; Dmitry S. Churkin
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Paper Abstract

The results of experimental study of the pump intensity and active media parameters effect on the output energy and total efficiency of a discharge-pumped KrCl (223 nm) excimer laser on a mixture of Ne:Kr:HCl are presented. It was experimentally shown that for the achievement of maximal efficiency of a KrCl excimer laser it is necessary to use optimal pump intensity. The value of the optimal pump intensity for the laser on the mixture Ne:Kr:HC1 was found to be in the range of 5.0-5.5 MW/cm3. To achieve such pump intensity the excitation scheme of the LC-inverter type has been used where the energy losses inside discharge circuit had been decreased. Using the pump intensity of 5.5 MW/cm3 the output energy of 700 mJ with the total efficiency of 1.0 % was obtained for the first time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 2006
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6263, Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Lasers VI, 626308 (31 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.677392
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander M. Razhev, Institute of Laser Physics (Russia)
Andrey A. Zhupikov, Institute of Laser Physics (Russia)
Evgeny S. Kargapol'tsev, Institute of Laser Physics (Russia)
Dmitry S. Churkin, Institute of Laser Physics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6263:
Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Lasers VI
Victor F. Tarasenko; Georgy Mayer; Gueorgii G. Petrash, Editor(s)

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