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%.
|Journal||Applied physics B: Photophysics and laser chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1987|