20 June 1989 Pulsed HF/DF Chemical Laser Using X-Ray Initiated Discharge
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Proceedings Volume 1031, 7th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950531
Event: 7th International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, 1988, Vienna, Austria
Initial performance of an electric-discharge initiated HF/DF chain reaction laser is presented. The discharge is triggered by a short X-ray pulse while a voltage just under the breakdown voltage is applied accross the electrodes. Information is presented on the effects of several parameters on laser performance. Using a 6 F2/2 H2/1 02/91 Ne gas mixture, laser energies up to 13 J/1 were obtained at a pressure of 0.7 bar. This corresponds to an electrical efficiency of 15 % and a chemical efficiency of 4.5 % based on the H2 content.
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Henri Brunet, Henri Brunet, Michel Mabru, Michel Mabru, J. Rocca Serra, J. Rocca Serra, } "Pulsed HF/DF Chemical Laser Using X-Ray Initiated Discharge", Proc. SPIE 1031, 7th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (20 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950531; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950531


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