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A Hybrid Chemical/Excimer Laser Concept
Author(s): Roy D Mead; Steven L Baughcum; Charles H Fisher; Mark J Kushner; James J Ewing
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Paper Abstract

A short-wavelength chemical laser concept producing the well-known excimer lasant XeF* has been developed and is under study. By photoinitiating the reaction of pre-mixed hydrogen azide (HN3) and xenon difluoride (KeF2 )' the scheme has been demonstrated to produce XeF*, as well as other excited species. The production of various excited states has been studied as functions of reactant concentration and initiation conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 1988
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0875, Short and Ultrashort Wavelength Lasers, (27 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.943896
Show Author Affiliations
Roy D Mead, Spectra Technology, Inc. (United States)
Steven L Baughcum, Spectra Technology, Inc. (United States)
Charles H Fisher, Spectra Technology, Inc. (United States)
Mark J Kushner, Spectra Technology, Inc. (United States)
James J Ewing, Spectra Technology, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0875:
Short and Ultrashort Wavelength Lasers
Randy C.R. Jones, Editor(s)

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