High pressure X-ray preionized TEMA-CO2 laser

R.J.M. Bonnie, W.J. Witteman

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The construction of a high-pressure (up to 20 atm) transversely excited CO2 laser using transverse X-ray preionization is described. High pressure operation was found to be greatly improved in comparison to UV-preionized systems. Homogeneous discharges have been achieved in the pressure range 5–20 atm, yielding a specific laser output in the order of 35 J/l.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)37-39
JournalApplied physics B: Photophysics and laser chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1987


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