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Preionization Techniques For Discharge Lasers
Author(s): C. Tallman
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Paper Abstract

The success of discharge-pumped lasers depends upon achieving some degree of control over the discharge stability. A very large effort has been expended toward this goal by researchers since the early discharge CO2 lasers were developed. With the extensive development of the rare gas halide lasers much more effort has been expended because of the inherent instability in pumping electronegative gases. This paper reviews the major approaches of preionization, the critical issues and the limitations of each.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 1989
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1046, Pulse Power for Lasers II, (10 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951329
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C. Tallman, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1046:
Pulse Power for Lasers II
Tom R. Burkes; G. Glen McDuff, Editor(s)

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