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Pulse Repetition Frequency Effects In A High Average Power X-Ray Preionised Excimer Laser
Author(s): B. Fontaine; B. Forestier; Ph. Delaporte; P. Canarelli
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Paper Abstract

Experimental study of waves damping in a high repetition rate excimer laser is undertaken. Excitation of laser active medium in a subsonic loop is achieved by means of a classical discharge, through transfer capacitors. The discharge stability is controlled by a wire ion plasma (w.i.p.) X-rays gun. The strong acoustic waves induced by the active medium excitation may lead to a decrease, at high PRF, of the energy per pulse. First results of the influence of a damping of induced density perturbations between two successive pulses are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1132, High Power Lasers and Laser Machining Technology, (26 October 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.961564
Show Author Affiliations
B. Fontaine, Aix-Marseille University (France)
B. Forestier, Aix-Marseille University (France)
Ph. Delaporte, Aix-Marseille University (France)
P. Canarelli, Aix-Marseille University (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1132:
High Power Lasers and Laser Machining Technology

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