A new mode to excite a gas-discharge XeCL laser

J.C.M. Timmermans, F.A. van Goor, W.J. Witteman

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The charge mode is a new mode to excite a discharge XeCl laser based on the dynamics of a spiker-sustainer circuit with a magnetic pulse compressor. The breakdown voltage is higher than in any other mode, due to a very fast rise time. The higher breakdown voltage provides a wider discharge and we found that more energy can be deposited before discharge instabilities terminate the optical output.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-445
Number of pages5
JournalApplied physics B: Photophysics and laser chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1993


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