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Enhanced Transverse Discharge Stability Using Preionization From An Auxiliary Barrier Discharge
Author(s): R. E. Beverly
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Paper Abstract

The auxiliary discharge concept offers potential as a simple means for preionization of large-aperture, repetitively-pulsed gas lasers. The results of small-scale experiments and comprehensive numerical modeling are presented. By dynamically profiling the space-charge density distribution and, thus, the electric field, ignition occurs some distance from the electrodes ensuring discharge stability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1031, 7th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (20 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950560
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R. E. Beverly, R. E. Beverly III and Associates (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1031:
7th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers
Dieter Schuoecker, Editor(s)

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