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1 February 1991 Efficient e-beam sustained Ar:Xe laser
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Proceedings Volume 1397, 8th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers; (1991)
Event: Eighth International Symposium on Gas-Flow and Chemical Lasers, 1990, Madrid, Spain
An efficient atomic Xe laser pumped by a combination of an e-beam and an electric discharge has been made. In the present study we investigated the laser operation as a function of gas pressure. The best results were obtained at a pressure of 7-8 bar under optimized excitation conditions. The specific output energy reached 10 J/l and the specific laser power 12 MW/1. The efficiency is about 2%. When both e-beam and sustainer current are present simultaneously the efficiency can rise to 7-9% in a 0.25 |?s interval.
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Hako Botma, Peter J. M. Peters, and Wilhelmus J. Witteman "Efficient e-beam sustained Ar:Xe laser", Proc. SPIE 1397, 8th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (1 February 1991);

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