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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Applied physics B: Photophysics and laser chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|