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Experimental Analysis Of An X-Ray Preionized XeCl Laser
Author(s): J. Bonnet; D. Pigache; E. Estocq; P. Laborde; M. Stehle
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Paper Abstract

Laser energies of several joules per pulse are obtained in XeCl lasers with X-ray preionized discharge. High average power are accessible with this technique at high repetition rate, but reliability problems occur, especially for the electron gun of the X-ray source. In this work, a secondary mission electron gun is used for the X-ray source. This gun has a potential of more than 108 pulses at a pulse repetition frequency of 1 kHz. The maximum energy is 1.2 j/pulse from a 40 x 4.2 x 2.3 cm3 discharge. The minimum X-ray dose is shown to be nearly 40 mrad/pulse, i.e. more than one order of magnitude larger than in a similar smaller system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1023, Excimer Lasers and Applications, (26 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950133
Show Author Affiliations
J. Bonnet, Office National D'etudes Et De Recherches Aerospatiales (France)
D. Pigache, Office National D'etudes Et De Recherches Aerospatiales (France)
E. Estocq, SOPRA (France)
P. Laborde, SOPRA (France)
M. Stehle, SOPRA (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1023:
Excimer Lasers and Applications
Dirk Basting, Editor(s)

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