Near infrared lasing transitions in Ar, Kr, and Xe atoms pumped by a coaxial e-beam

P.J.M. Peters, Mei Qi-Chu, W.J. Witteman

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Abstract

Optimizations of gas composition and input energy were performed for gas mixtures containing a buffer gas and either Ar, Kr or Xe as the lasing gas. The total gas pressure was varied between 1 and 14 bar and the input energy from 0.03 to 0.7 J/cm3. The excitation source was a small coaxial electron beam with a pumping length of 20 cm and a pulse length of 30 ns (FWHM). From an active volume of 13.3 cm3 a maximum output energy of 12 mJ was obtained from a gas mixture containing 0.3% Xe in Ar at a total gas pressure of 10 bar. The intrinsic efficiency was 0.9%.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-190
JournalApplied physics B: Photophysics and laser chemistry
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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