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Long-Pulse E-Beam Pumped Excimer Laser
Author(s): Gary L. McAllister; Richard G. Morton; William K. Richardson
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Paper Abstract

Long pulse excimer lasers are of interest as a means for increasing, with constant energy, the impulse coupled to a target. The reduced power associated with the long pulse width also increases the laser optics damage threshold. A direct e-beam pumped XeC1 laser has been operated with a 5 p's pulse length. The e-beam pump is a cold cathode, large area diode which has operated up to 10 μs pulse width. Fuel burn-up of the halogen donor occurs at approximately the same specific pump energy (J/ℓ ) observed with microsecond pulse lengths.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 1987
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0710, Excimer Lasers and Optics, (11 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937307
Show Author Affiliations
Gary L. McAllister, Maxwell Laboratories (United States)
Richard G. Morton, Maxwell Laboratories (United States)
William K. Richardson, Maxwell Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0710:
Excimer Lasers and Optics
Ting-Shan Luk, Editor(s)

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