Simulation Studies of the Prepulse-Mainpulse XeCl Discharge Lasers with Magnetic Switching

R. Sorkina, R.A. Sorkina, F.A. van Goor, W.J. Witteman

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A self-consistent model of a self-sustained discharge XeCl laser (Ne/Xe/HCl mixture) with prepulse-mainpulse excitation and magnetic switching which leads to high efficiency operation is described. The validity of the model is confirmed by comparing the results of the calculations with the measured time dependences of discharge voltage, current and lasing pulse for different operation modes as well as by comparing the results with the dependences of the laser output energy and efficiency on the charging voltage and capacitance of the pulse forming network for two different laser heads. The numerical evaluation has shown that our developed laser system operates under optimum conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)478-484
Number of pages7
JournalApplied physics B: Photophysics and laser chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1992


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  • IR-85912


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