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Pulsed HF/DF Chemical Laser Using X-Ray Initiated Discharge
Author(s): Henri Brunet; Michel Mabru; J. Rocca Serra
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Paper Abstract

Initial performance of an electric-discharge initiated HF/DF chain reaction laser is presented. The discharge is triggered by a short X-ray pulse while a voltage just under the breakdown voltage is applied accross the electrodes. Information is presented on the effects of several parameters on laser performance. Using a 6 F2/2 H2/1 02/91 Ne gas mixture, laser energies up to 13 J/1 were obtained at a pressure of 0.7 bar. This corresponds to an electrical efficiency of 15 % and a chemical efficiency of 4.5 % based on the H2 content.

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Date Published: 20 June 1989
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 1031, 7th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (20 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950531
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Henri Brunet, Laboratoires de Marcoussis (France)
Michel Mabru, Laboratoires de Marcoussis (France)
J. Rocca Serra, Laboratoires de Marcoussis (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1031:
7th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers
Dieter Schuoecker, Editor(s)

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