High-pressure behaviour of an X-ray preionized discharge pumped XeCl laser

J.W. Gerritsen, G.J. Ernst

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The output characteristics are described of an X-ray preionized discharge pumped XeCl laser, fed by a low-impedance pulse forming line (PFL), at pressures up to 12 bar. The influence of a multichannel rail gap placed between the PFL and the laser head on the output energy was studied. We found an increase of output energy with increasing pressure up to 8 bar. At higher pressures a saturation behaviour was found. The maximum output energy per unit volume was 6.5 J/l.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)141-146
JournalApplied physics B: Photophysics and laser chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1988


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