Efficient e-beam sustained Ar:Xe laser

H. Botma, W.J. Witteman

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Abstract

An efficient atomic Xe laser pumped by a combination of an e-beam and an electric discharge has been made. In the present study we investigated the laser operation as a function of gas pressure. The best results were obtained at a pressure of 7-8 bar under optimized excitation conditions. The specific output energy reached 10 J/l and the specific laser power 12 MW/l. The efficiency is about 2%. When both e-beam and sustainer current are present simultaneously the efficiency can rise to 7-9% in a 0.25 µs interval.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Laser
EditorsConcepcion Maroto Domingo, Jose M. Orza
PublisherSPIE
Pages573-576
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 1990
Event8th International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers 1990 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 10 Sep 199014 Sep 1990
Conference number: 8

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume1397
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

Conference8th International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers 1990
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period10/09/9014/09/90

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