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Performance And Scalability Of A Capacitively Coupled Laser With A Cylindrical Discharge Volume
Author(s): T. Gerber; H. M.J. Bastiaens; P. J.M. Peters
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Paper Abstract

Lasing in N2 and KrF at a wavelength of 337 nm and 248 nm, respectively, was achieved in a capacitively coupled discharge device having a cylindrical discharge volume. The dielectric electrodes are formed by a 3-mm bore through the diameter of a commercial doorknob capacitor. This electrode configuration provides a nearly unifOrm electric start field throughout the discharge volume. The scalability of this discharge device is discussed. Most capacitively coupled (CC) discharge lasers reported up to n?w4incorporate dielectric electrodes made out of flat or specially shaped slabs of BaTiO3 Recently, we described an extremely simple and compact CC discharge device with a new electrode design that produces a nearly constant electric start field in the discharge volume. Lasing in N2 and in KrF at a wavelength of 337 and 248 nm, respecqvgly, could be achieved. The experimental results are reported in detail elsewhere ' and are summarized here briefly for convenience. Considering the scalability of this laser type, it can be shown that with this excitation technique lasers with a sizeable pulse energy output should be feasible.

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Date Published: 27 March 1985
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0492, 1984 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems, and Applications, (27 March 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.943664
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T. Gerber, Twente University of Technology (The Netherlands)
H. M.J. Bastiaens, Twente University of Technology (The Netherlands)
P. J.M. Peters, Twente University of Technology (The Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0492:
1984 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems, and Applications
Bouwe Bolger; Hedzer A. Ferwerda, Editor(s)

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