Characteristics of an x-ray preionized TEA CO laser

R.J. Zuidema, G.J. Ernst

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A cryogenically cooled sealed-off x-ray preionized self-sustained discharge CO laser was succesfully operated. It was found that 20 to 40% higher output energies could be obtained using x-ray instead of uv preionization. A maximum output energy of 2.9 J per pulse could be extracted from a 2×2×40cm3 discharge volume. The maximum electrical efficiency proved to be 12.6%.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)263-271
JournalApplied physics B: Photophysics and laser chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1987


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