The role of Ne, Ar, and Kr as a buffer gas was investigated in a KrF laser pumped by a coaxiale-beam. The coaxial diode has a length of 20 cm and the anode tube diameter is 1 cm. The tube can be pressurized with the laser gas mixture up to 12 bar while a current density of 250 A/cm2can be achieved. It is found that both the maximum energy extraction and the optimized gas pressure with each buffer gas increase in the sequence Kr-Ar-Ne. From the experimental results, the quenching parameters of Kr, Ar, and Ne are deduced.
|Journal||IEEE journal of quantum electronics|
|Publication status||Published - 1986|
Kleikamp, B. M. H. H., Peters, P. J. M., & Witteman, W. J. (1986). An investigation of the role of Ne, Ar, and Kr as buffer gas in a coaxial e-beam pumped KrF laser. IEEE journal of quantum electronics, 22(2), 219-222.