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Experimental study of a photoswitched discharge for excimer laser
Author(s): Bernard Lacour; M. Legentil; S. Mizzi; S. Pasquiers; Vincent Puech
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Paper Abstract

An X-ray photoswitched XeC1 laser is described with an emphasis on the physical processes with determine its behaviour. A short pulse duration, 5 ns, has been used to phototrigger a 50 cm3 active volume laser head. To gain insight into the avalanche processes, the breakdown delay times have been measured and compared to the theoretical values obtained from a code assuming a local field approximation. A specific laser energy higher than 6 J/L with an effiency of 2 % is reported. The duration of the laser pulse is 30 ns leading to a specific extracted power higher than 200 MW/L.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1278, Excimer Lasers and Applications II, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20597
Show Author Affiliations
Bernard Lacour, Laserdot (France)
M. Legentil, Univ. Paris-Sud (France)
S. Mizzi, Univ. Paris-Sud (France)
S. Pasquiers, Univ. Paris-Sud (France)
Vincent Puech, Univ. Paris-Sud (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1278:
Excimer Lasers and Applications II
Tommaso Letardi, Editor(s)

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