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X-ray phototriggered electric discharge XeCl laser
Author(s): Jean C. Bonnet; Daniel R. Pigache; Maxim K. Makarov; Bruno Godard; Marc X. Stehle
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Paper Abstract

An X-Ray preionized LC inversion discharge XeCl laser has been modified to work in the X- Ray phototriggered mode. X-rays are produced by a secondary emission electron gun. Homogeneous discharge are obtained at low electric field between 1.1 and 1.5 kV/cm.bar with good laser results: 1.2 J of laser energy at 2.6% efficiency and 1.5 J/liter specific energy. Moderate repetition rate is possible without arcing or missing shots.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2502, Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers: Tenth International Symposium, (31 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.204948
Show Author Affiliations
Jean C. Bonnet, ONERA (France)
Daniel R. Pigache, ONERA (France)
Maxim K. Makarov, High-Current Electronics Institute (Russia)
Bruno Godard, SOPRA (France)
Marc X. Stehle, SOPRA (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2502:
Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers: Tenth International Symposium
Willy L. Bohn; Helmut Huegel, Editor(s)

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