Experimental investigations on an e-beam sustained near infrared Ar:Xe laser have been carried out to determine the intrinsic efficiency at optimized conditions. A parametric study at different sustainer currents reveals a maximum output energy depending on current density. Up to 8 bar the optimized laser output power per unit volume increases linearly with 1.1MW/1 bar. Intrinsic efficiencies of up to about 8% are feasible.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Applied physics B: Photophysics and laser chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
Botma, H., Peters, P. J. M., & Witteman, W. J. (1991). Intrinsic efficiency and critical power deposition in the e-beam sustained Ar:Xe laser. Applied physics B: Photophysics and laser chemistry, 52(4), 277-280. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00325405