Long-pulse high-power VUV molecular F2 laser pumped by a beam of relativistic electrons

P.J.M. Peters, Frank T. Lankhorst, F.T.J.L. Lankhorst, Hubertus M.J. Bastiaens, H. Botma, Hako Botma, W.J. Witteman

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Abstract

A long pulse molecular F2 laser ((lambda) equals 157 nm) with an optical pulse width of 160 ns and an output energy of 1.7 J (4.6 MW/cm2) pumped by an electron beam has been realized. The only restriction for the optical pulse width of the laser seems to be the duration of the excitation pulse. No signs of self terminating laser pulses due to bottle-necking in the lower laser level have been observed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGas Flow and Chemical Lasers: Tenth International Symposium
PublisherSPIE
Pages490-496
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0-8194-1860-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 1995

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume2502
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

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Keywords

  • IR-96094
  • METIS-130667

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Peters, P. J. M., Lankhorst, F. T., Lankhorst, F. T. J. L., Bastiaens, H. M. J., Botma, H., Botma, H., & Witteman, W. J. (1995). Long-pulse high-power VUV molecular F2 laser pumped by a beam of relativistic electrons. In Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers: Tenth International Symposium (pp. 490-496). (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 2502). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.204959