A three-electrode discharge system for long-pulse high-power KrCl excimer lasers

L.C. Casper, Hubertus M.J. Bastiaens, P.J.M. Peters, Klaus J. Boller, R.M. Hofstra

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Abstract

High-pressure gas discharge experiments are carried out in a novel three-electrode prepulse-mainpulse configuration with two discharge volumes. The design is capable to break down both x-ray preionized volumes at the same time. First experiments in Xe/HCl/Ne mixtures reveal spatially very homogeneous discharges for up to 350 ns with a power deposition of 260 kW/cm3. For discharges in Kr/HCl/Ne mixtures we observe also very homogeneous discharges for a similar long pulse duration when a low krypton concentration of 10 mbar is used. For discharges in mixtures with a higher krypton concentration of 100 mbar we still observe very homogeneous discharges for 200 ns. Furthermore the total discharge current is established 8-10 times faster than in other systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers
EditorsJarmila Kodymova
Place of PublicationBellingham, Washington, USA
PublisherSPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Pages554-557
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0-8194-5760-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2005
EventXV International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers & High Power Laser Conference 2004 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 30 Aug 20043 Sep 2004
Conference number: 15

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume5777
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceXV International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers & High Power Laser Conference 2004
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period30/08/043/09/04

Keywords

  • IR-96100
  • METIS-226197

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