Gas-discharge XeF* (B-X) laser with high specific output energy

P.J.M. Peters, M. Trentelman, Q.C. Mei, W.J. Witteman

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The discharge characteristics of the XeF* (B→X) laser are investigated. The NF3 and Xe partial pressure of the laser gas mixture and the total gas pressure have been varied. A highest specific output energy of 4.7 J/l with an efficiency of 0.5% was obtained from a X-ray preionized Ne/Xe/NF3 gas mixture at 6 bar with single-pulse excitation through a multichannel spark gap.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-535
Number of pages3
JournalApplied physics B: Lasers and optics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1994


  • METIS-129674
  • IR-85914


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